Ashish Pandey, the son of a former BSP MP who wielded a gun and threatened fellow guests at a five star hotel in the capital last week was sent to 14 day judicial custody by a Delhi court.
He will be jail till November 5, Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmendra Singh said after the police said that he was not required for further custodial interrogation.
Pandey was on the run for nearly 48 hours after a video of him waving a gun and threatening some guests at the hotel went viral on social media. The hotel authorities lodged a police complaint and after which a hunt was launched to trap him. An FIR was filed on October 16 at R K Puram police station under various provisions of the IPC and the Arms Act relating to criminal intimidation and misuse of fire arms. Pandey was booked under Sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act and Sections 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.
Pandey who had been dodging the arrest despite joint efforts by Delhi and Uttar Pradesh police, had on October 18 surrendered before a Delhi court. If convicted, Pandey may be awarded maximum seven years jail term along with fine for offences under the Arms Act.
—India Legal Bureau