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Forensic experts visit TMC MP's accident spot

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Amid suspicion of foul play in the road mishap in which Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew and TMC MP, Abhishek Banerjee, was injured, a team of forensic experts today visited the accident site near on National Highway 2.

The forensic experts collected broken glasses, examined the paints on the surface of the truck with which the TMC youth wing president's car collided while returning to after a public meeting in Murshidabad district.

Police today registered attempt to and conspiracy cases against unknown persons in connection with the mishap.

Sections under the Act were also added in the case, a senior officer of the CID said.

Though nobody was detained in the incident, a few persons, mainly eyewitnesses, were today questioned by the CID, the officer said.

Sources in the CID said reconstruction of the entire incident would be done to evaluate "who was responsible for the mishap".

The Chief Minister visited the nursing home, where Abhishek is under going treatment, towards the afternoon and again in the evening on her way back home from the state secretariat to oversee her nephew's health condition.

According to the medical bulletin issued in the evening, the MRI report confirmed that Abhishek suffered "orbital floor fracture".

At present he is under strict observation of the 14-member medical board. Any decision on surgical intervention shall be made as soon as the acute swellings subside.

Earlier in the morning the medical bulletin said Abhishek was out of danger and his health condition was improving.

"The condition of Abhishek Banerjee is much better. He is completely out of danger. The CT scan report was normal," hospital CEO P Tandon said.

Abhishek is presently in the ITU, Tandon said.

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First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 21:57 IST