BJP MP Roopa Ganguly's son arrested for allegedly ramming car into wall of south Kolkata club; no casualty reported in accident

  • Actor-turned-BJP MP Roopa Ganguly's son has been arrested here for allegedly ramming his car into the wall of an upscale south Kolkata club, a senior police officer said on Friday

  • Akash Mukherjee (21) was taken into custody following the incident around 9.15 pm on Thursday, he said

  • Locals claimed that many people had a narrow escape as the four-wheeler was being driven at a breakneck speed

Kolkata: Actor-turned-BJP MP Roopa Ganguly's son has been arrested here for allegedly ramming his car into the wall of an upscale south Kolkata club, a senior police officer said on Friday.

 BJP MP Roopa Gangulys son arrested for allegedly ramming car into wall of south Kolkata club; no casualty reported in accident

File image of BJP MP Roopa Ganguly. PTI

Akash Mukherjee (21) was taken into custody following the incident around 9.15 pm on Thursday, he said. "We have arrested him for rash driving and damaging properties. No casualty was reported in the accident. His blood sample has been collected to check if it was a case of drunk driving, while the car will be sent for a forensic test", the senior officer said.

Mukherjee will be produced at Alipore court later in the day, he added. Locals claimed that many people had a narrow escape as the four-wheeler was being driven at a breakneck speed. The car crashed into the boundary wall of Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) in the city's Golf Green area, breaking a portion of it, with the driver still trapped inside, they said.

Mukherjee, however, came out of the black sedan unscathed with the help of his father, who had rushed out of their apartment nearby on hearing the commotion. In a tweet, Ganguly said the law should take its own course. "My son has met with an accident near my residence. I called police to take care of it with all legal implications... No favours/politics please. I love my son and will take care of him but, law should take its own course", she said.

Tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the tweet, the Rajya Sabha member said in Hindi, "I do not commit any wrong, neither do I tolerate it. I am not up for sale".

Updated Date: Aug 16, 2019 14:01:53 IST