Trinamool Congress MP and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee was today injured when his vehicle met with an accident on NH-2 near Singur, while he was returning to Kolkata from Murshidabad.
"Abhishek Banerjee was injured when the vehicle he was travelling in met with an accident on Durgapur Expressway near Singur," ADG (Law and Order) Anuj Sharma told PTI.
Media reports said his condition was stable although he has suffered some cuts below the eye.
Abhishek, who is also the TMC's youth wing president, was returning from Murshidabad district after a party programme.
Soon after his SUV reached Singur on Durgapur Expressway around 4:30 pm, it hit a trailer and overturned injuring the occupants, eyewitnesses said. The nature of injury of the other people travelling with the TMC MP is yet to be ascertained.
He was rushed to Kolkata and admitted to Belle Vue Clinic, Sharma said.
Banerjee, 29, who is an MP from the Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal, was the only person in the car besides the driver.
Former Congress leader Manas Bhuniya, who recently joined TMC was also accompanying Banerjee on the trip to Murshidabad, but he was not in the same car.
Hospital sources said a medical board has been formed for his treatment, while some medical tests and investigations have already been conducted.
While the Chief Minister was keeping in touch with the hospital authority, senior party leaders have already rushed to the hospital to enquire about Abhishek's condition and treatment.