The Delhi police on Wednesday sought a non-bailable warrant against Ashish Pandey, the son of a former BSP MP, PTI reported, even as a team reached Lucknow to look for him.
Pandey was seen brandishing a gun at New Delhi’s Hyatt Regency hotel in a viral video. The incident reportedly took place on Saturday night.
Hours after the video went viral, the police had reportedly sent a show-cause notice to the hotel.
Delhi Police issues a show cause notice to hotel Hyatt Regency asking why their lodging license should not be cancelled in light of the incident where Aashish Pandey, son of former BSP MP Rakesh Pandey, was seen brandishing a gun on October 14. pic.twitter.com/PCbJhcbaxD
— ANI (@ANI) October 16, 2018
An IANS report earlier on Wednesday said that authorities at airports had been alerted as the search for Pandey continued. The report said that the police reached Pandey’s home in Lucknow but did not find him.
Gaurav Singh, the son of a Delhi MLA, who was at the receiving end of Pandey’s rage told Hindustan Times, “He said he would shoot me. I asked him to go home and not to escalate the matter. I tried to explain to him that there was no reason for a fight. I honestly didn’t know how to react in the face of a gun.”
In the video, Pandey was seen pulling out a handgun at the entrance of Hyatt Regency in South Delhi over an argument and hurling abuses at a woman and her friend.
The three women accompanying him, one recording the video and two others, were also heard abusing the couple.
The fight reportedly began when a woman (also seen in the video) objected to Pandey entering the women’s washroom.