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TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee injured in road accident

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

MP and the party's youth wing president Abhishek Banerjee was today injured when his vehicle with an accident on NH-2 near Singur, while he was returning to from Murshidabad.

"Abhishek Banerjee was injured when the vehicle he was travelling in with an accident on Durgapur Expressway near Singur," ADG (and Order) Anuj Sharma told PTI.

"He has been rushed to a hospital in I am yet to receive details about the accident or any report in this regard from the Superintendent of Police, Hooghly, Praveen Tripathy," Sharma said.

Abhishek, who is the nephew of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, was returning from Murshidabad district after a party programme.

Soon after his SUV reached on Durgapur Expressway, it hit a trailer and overturned injuring the occupants, eyewitnesses said. The nature of injury of the other people travelling with the TMC MP is yet to be ascertained.

He was rushed to and admitted to Belle Vue Clinic, Sharma said.

Hospital sources said a medical board has been formed for his treatment, while some medical tests and investigations have already been conducted.

While the Chief Minister was keeping in touch with the hospital authority, senior party leaders have already rushed to the hospital to enquire about Abhishek's condition and treatment.

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First Published: Tue, October 18 2016. 19:13 IST