New Delhi: A video went viral on social media in which Ashish Pandey, son of former BSP MP Rakesh Pandey is seen brandishing a handgun and threatening a young woman outside Hyatt Regency hotel. Ashish, an Lucknow realtor, pulled out a gun at the entrance of a 5-star hotel in south Delhi over the weekend and threatened hotel guests after a spat.
According to reports, quarrel started between two when Ashish Pandey allegedly walked into the women’s washroom that’s when she objected which soon turned into huge brawl. However another reports claims Ashish Pandey entered the ladies washroom after hearing someone’s scream and found the guy with whom he went on quarrel.
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The hotel issued a statement saying the safety and security of the guests was the primary concern. “We take the incident seriously and have been working with the local police authorities on the same,” the statement said.
The safety & security of our guests is our primary concern. We take the incident seriously & have been working with the local police authorities on the same: Hyatt Regency Delhi on Ashish Pandey, son of former BSP MP Rakesh Pandey, seen brandishing a gun outside the hotel pic.twitter.com/HxtVz35UIg
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Reacting to the report, minister of state for home Kiren Rijuju tweeted; “Delhi Police has initiated action on this incident which is also being shown in the media. FIR has been registered under Arms Act and IPC. Strong and appropriate action will be taken. Also verifying the identity of others.”
Lucknow police arrives at the residence of Ashish Pandey, son of former BSP MP Rakesh Pandey, who was seen brandishing a gun outside a 5-star hotel in Delhi on October 14. pic.twitter.com/6FR1xsMM1z
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A Look Out Circular (LOC) was also issued by Delhi Police against Ashish Pandey, ANI reported.
In Lucknow, police reached Pandey’s residence to ascertain details in the case. According to police sources, Pandey is a regular at the hotel and was accompanied by a few friends including women.
With PTI inputs