Bharatiya Janata Party MP and Bengali actor Roopa Ganguly's son Akash Mukhopadhyay has been arrested for rash driving after he rammed a wall of an Kolkata club with his car on Thursday. Media reports suggest Akash Mukhopadhyay, 20, was drunk.
The police officials said many had a narrow escape when the black sedan slammed into the wall of the Royal Calcutta Golf Club at breakneck speed.
Akash has been arrested on charges of driving dangerously, the police said on Friday. A medical test has yet to establish whether Akash was drunk when he crashed his car on Thursday night.
BJP MP Roopa Ganguly in a series of tweets was furious about political rubbish after reports about the crash and asserted that the law should take its 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. Neither do I do wrong, nor do I tolerate it. I am not up for sale," the BJP MP 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," Ganguly said.
According to some reports, BJP MP’s son while taking a turn, crashed into the wall of the club in the posh Golf Garden area, at a spot near his residence.
Local residents stated many barely ran out of range of the speeding car. The car crashed into the boundary wall, breaking a portion of it, with the driver trapped inside. The wall, as well as the car, were badly wrecked but Akash Mukhopadhyay suffered minor injuries.
Akash reportedly came out of the car with the help of his father, who had rushed out of their apartment. Later in the night, he was arrested reportedly from a friend's house.
He may face tougher punishment under new road safety laws.