Non-bailable warrant for gun-toting politician’s son


New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Wednesday issued a non-bailable warrant against (NBW) a former Indian politician’s son, who is absconding after a case was registered against him for threatening a man with a gun at a luxury hotel here.

The Patiala House Court issued the NBW on a plea of Delhi Police, which continued its operations in coordination with the Uttar Pradesh Police to nab Ashish Pandey, the son of former Bahujan Samaj Party MP and MLA Rakesh Pandey.

The warrant was issued a day after a First Information Report (FIR) was lodged against him for whipping out a pistol during a scuffle with another man and his woman friend at Hyatt Regency in south Delhi early on Sunday.

The Delhi Police told the court that a team was dispatched to his residential address in Lucknow, but he could not be found.

He had absconded and was deliberately evading the process of law, the police said in its plea.

According to the police, his mobile telephone’s signals were last picked up in Uttar Pradesh’s Basti district bordering Nepal. The police fear he could escape to the Himalayan nation.