KOLKATA: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee’s nephew and MP Abhishek Banerjee was
grievously injured and shifted to ICU in a private hospital here when the car he was travelling in overturned on the Durgapur Expressway near Singur on Tuesday evening.
The Trinamool youth chief, along with former Pradesh Congress Committee chief Manas Bhunia, were returning from a Trinamool Congress party rally in recently ‘won’ Murshidabad. Manas Bhunia, who recently walked over to the ruling party along with several other top Congress leaders, is also injured
as he was in the same car along with Abhishek.
The accident occurred when Abhishek’s car, first vehicle in the five-car convoy, hit a towed vehicle on the National Highway 2, near Himadri Chemicals, 6 km from Singur, and overturned. The second car of the convoy carrying the security personnel also overturned.
“Abhishek has endured serious injuries on his left jaw when the car overturned. Four security personnel in the five-car convoy were also hurt in the accident,” a source told Express.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee along with several top Trinamool leaders rushed to the private hospital where Abhishek is undergoing treatment. The Chief Minister feared that the driver of Abhishek's car might have fallen asleep. CID and Kolkata police have taken up the investigation.