The gun and vehicle of Ashish Pandey, son of former BSP MP Rakesh Pandey was recovered by the Delhi Police from his family home in Lucknow on Thursday.
Days after brandishing a gun outside Hyatt Regency in New Delhi, Ashish Pandey surrendered at Delhi’s Patiala House court on Thursday.
The Delhi Police issued a statement and informed that the identities of three women allegedly involved in the case have been ascertained and their role is being verified.
“The weapon used in the incident has been recovered and seized. The vehicle used has also been seized by the police in Lucknow. The identities of the three women have been ascertained and their role is being verified,” the Delhi Police was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Before surrendering, Pandey released a video message saying that he only took the gun for his safety. In the message, he said that CCTV footage of the hotel can prove that there was someone in the ladies washroom that night. The man allegedly present in the women’s washroom threatened Pandey after which he brought his gun.
“I’m being projected like I’m a wanted terrorist and police across the nation is looking for me. Look Out Circular has been issued against me. If you check CCTV footage, you’ll find who went to ladies toilet that night and who threatened whom,” Pandey said in the video.
On Wednesday, the Patiala House court had issued a non-bailable warrant against Pandey after a case was registered against him under the Arms Act.
Ashish was seen waving a gun while arguing with a woman and threatening her right outside the Hyatt Regency Delhi on 14 October. He was also seen hurling abuses and threats at the woman and her partner.