BJP MP Roopa Ganguly's son, driving allegedly in an inebriated state, rammed his car into the wall of an upscale South Kolkata club on Thursday, with many having a near escape from being hit, police sources said.
The incident happened late on Thursday night when Akash Mukhopadhyay (20), while taking a turn, rammed his black sedan into the wall of the club in the posh 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.
There was no report of any injury as several people present at the spot scampered to safety on time, the sources said quoting eyewitnesses. Mukhopadhyay came out of the car unscathed with the help of his father, who rushed out of their apartment nearby on hearing the commotion, the sources said. He was then taken to the Jadavpur police station by cops, 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.
In a tweet, Ganguly said the law should take its own course.
"My son has met with an accident near my residence" she said.
Tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the tweet, the Rajya Sabha member said in Hindi, "I don't commit any wrong, neither do I tolerate one. I am not up for sale."
Earlier on August 3, a 35-year-old journalist was killed when his motorcycle was hit by a car driven by an IAS officer. Survey Director Sreeram Venkitaraman was driving the car which rammed into K Muhammed Basheer's motorcycle, killing him on the spot. An eyewitness told reporters that a man, in an inebriated state, was driving the car rashly. While the young IAS officer reportedly told police that his friend, the woman, was driving the car, a senior police official told press that the woman has in her statement said Venkitaraman was behind the wheels.