BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly’s son, who locals alleged was drunk, rammed his car into a wall in south Kolkata’s Golf Garden, last night. The incident happened when 20-year-old Akash Mukhopadhyay smashed his black sedan through the wall.
Mukhopadhyay was unhurt and locals said a few people, who were present at the spot, also narrowly escaped injuries. “The vehicle was moving very fast. We suspect the person at the wheel could have been in an inebriated state,” said a local resident, who refused to be identified.
Mukhopadhyay, who was alone in the car, managed to come out with the help of locals after the accident. His father, who lives nearby, also came to the spot. “It was sheer good luck that no lives were lost. There is a bustee close to the accident spot and children play there. Locals told me that two children were playing and a few youths were chatting close by when the car crashed into the wall,” said local councillor Archana Sengupta.
“The person driving the car also escaped unhurt. The front of the vehicle was completely destroyed. Locals were enraged after the accident. They told me that he has a habit of driving very fast,” added Sengupta, who reached the spot after the accident.
Police later took away Mukhopadhyay and he was charged with rash driving among others. Officials said Mukhopadhyay will be produced at Alipore court today.
“My son has met with an accident near my residence. I called police to care of it with all legal implications. No favours/politics plz, Law should take its own course (sic),” tweeted Roopa Ganguly.