16 August 2019
Kolkata: Actor-turned-politician and BJP MP Roopa Ganguly's son has been arrested for crashing his car into a wall of city-based golf club here, police said on Friday.
Akash Mukherje, 21, was detained after his speeding car rammed into the wall of Royal Calcutta Golf Cub (RCGC) on Thursday night.
Locals accused the youth of rash driving and claimed he was in an inebriated condition.
The car broke through a portion of the thick fencing of RCGC, causing a large crack to appear on the wall.
"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," a senior police officer said.
"The youth sustained minor injuries in the accident. He will be produced before a court on Friday," he said.
Following the incident, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP said she has asked police to act as per law and urged everybody not to politicise the issue.
"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 wrote on Twitter.