Court rejects bail plea of BSP leader’s son who wielded pistol

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New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) A local court on Tuesday rejected the bail plea of former BSP MP’s son who threatened a man with a pistol at a luxury hotel a few days ago.

Special Judge Sunil Rana rejected the plea of Ashish Pandey, the son of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Rakesh Pandey and brother of BSP MLA Ritesh Pandey, observing the allegations are grave and serious in nature.

The court said the accused belongs to a political and influential family and the possibility of his tampering with the evidence and influencing witnesses cannot be ruled out.

Currently Pandey is in judicial custody till November 5.

He surrendered himself in a local court on October 18 and was arrested by the Delhi Police. He claimed he was innocent of any wrongdoing.

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Ashish Pandey was on the run since the early October 14 morning incident at the Hyatt Regency Hotel when a video clip showed him threatening a man who was with a woman by showing a pistol.

–IANS

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