Kolkata: BJP MP and actress Roopa Ganguly’s son was arrested by the Kolkata police on Thursday night, for driving dangerously and recklessly as he rammed his speeding car into the wall of a posh club near his residence on Thursday night in Kolkata.
It is alleged that Akash Mukhopadhyaya, 20, was driving under the influence of alcohol when the incident occurred.
Police official said, “Akash has been arrested for driving recklessly. He rammed his black sedan into the wall of the Royal Calcutta Golf Club.”
Bystanders had a narrow escape. However, Akash suffered minor injuries. A medical test of the accused will be conducted to determine whether he was drunk when the incident took place.
On Thursday night, Roopa in a series of tweets termed it as “stupid comments” and “political rubbish.” The BJP leader tweeted, “My son has met with an accident near MY RESIDENCE. I called police to tke care of it with all legal implications. No favours/ politics plz. I love my son & will tk cr of him BUT, LAW SHOULD TAKE ITS OWN COURSE. नमैघलतकरतीहूं, नमैसेहेतीहू@narendramodi मैबिकाऊनहीहूँ (I am not up for sale).”
She further tweeted, “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 ? (sic)”