Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and Bengali actress Roopa Ganguly's son rammed his car into the wall of an upscale south Kolkata club on Thursday night, with many having a narrow escape from being hit. According to reports he was drunk and driving in an inebriated state.
The incident happened late on Thursday night when 20-year-old Akash Mukhopadhyay, while taking a turn, rammed his car into the wall of the upscale club in the Golf Garden area, the sources said.
Locals claimed many people had a narrow escape as the vehicle was being driven at a breakneck speed. The car crashed into the boundary wall, breaking a portion of it, with the driver trapped inside.
In a tweet, BJP MP Roopa Ganguly said the law should take its own course.
"My son has met with an accident near MY RESIDENCE. I called police to tke care of it with all legal implications... No favours/ politics plz. I love my son & will tk cr of him BUT, LAW SHOULD TAKE ITS OWN COURSE (sic)," she said.
How funny.. i spoke to him in the afternoon.. discussed about his lunch and other basic things at 3pm.. now i get to hear such stupid comments by the media. He just left this morning by 7.50 flight.. what sort of political rubbish is this ? https://t.co/iVxX6xDnJs— Roopa Ganguly (@RoopaSpeaks) August 15, 2019
Meanwhile, there was no report of any injury as several people present at the spot scampered to safety on time, the sources said quoting eyewitnesses.
Akash Mukhopadhyay came out of the car with minor injuries with the help of his father, who rushed out of their apartment nearby on hearing the commotion.
Akash was then taken to the Jadavpur police station by cops, detained Akash for questioning as the locals alleged that he was driving in an inebriated condition.
"Investigation is going on and the man is being questioned," a source at the police station said.