‘Facing trial by media’, says man who brandished gun at Delhi hotel
Ashish Pandey, a former BSP Parliamentarian’s son who brandished a pistol at a five-star south Delhi hotel, has reached Patiala House courts to surrender. Pandey had been missing since the incident last weekend outside Delhi’s Hyatt Regency hotel. In a video that went viral, Pandey is seen pulling out a gun and threatening a woman at the entrance the hotel after an argument. Pandey’s father Rakesh Pandey was elected as MP on a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ticket from Ambedkarnagar constituency in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. The accused’s younger brother, Rakesh Tripathi, is a sitting BSP MLA from Jalalpur constituency of Ambedkarnagar.