The rowdy son of a former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) parliamentarian was booked on Tuesday after he allegedly waved a gun at a couple following an argument and threatened them at the foyer of a five-star hotel in national capital Delhi.
The Delhi police came into action after the video of the man showing the arrogance of power and egregious "VIP culture" went viral on social media and registered an FIR under the Arms Act and several sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
“We have added the relevant sections based on the video. A Look Out Circular (LOC) has been opened up for him,” he said.
The accused, Ashish Pandey is the son of former BSP MP Rakesh Pandey and his brother Ritesh Pandey is a sitting MLA in Uttar Pradesh.
BSP distances itself from the incident
Meanwhile, the BSP has distanced itself from the incident involving the son of its ex-leader. Senior party leader Sudhindra Bhadoria said that the accused was not a party member and demanded investigation and action against him.
“Whosoever he is, a proper investigation should be done and action should be taken. The incident doesn’t have any connection with BSP. He is neither a leader nor a member of the BSP,” ANI quoted Bhadoria as saying.
Delhi Police issues show-cause notice to hotel
Besides, the Delhi Police issued a show-cause notice to the five-star hotel The Hyatt Regency where the incident took place. The police alleged that there was negligence at part of the hotel.
In the notice, the police have asked the hotel that why action should not be taken against it and given it 15 days time to respond to the notice. The hotel also released a statement and assured the authorities full cooperation.
"We assure our support and will continue to fully cooperate with the authorities in reference to any further investigation in this matter," the hotel said in the statement.