State forest minister Rajib Banerjee escaped unharmed but the motor vehicle, the minister’s official vehicle, received dented



A goods automobile allegedly strike a car in which state forest minister Rajib Banerjee was travelling at the EM Bypass-Rashbehari Avenue connector crossing in Kasba on Sunday afternoon.

Banerjee escaped unharmed but the vehicle, the minister’s formal automobile, obtained dented. 

Law enforcement said Banerjee’s auto was plying along the Rashbehari Avenue connector close to 2.20pm when a Tata 407, loaded with stone chips, strike the automobile on the suitable side though seeking to overtake it. 

As the merchandise car or truck tried out to flee, the minister’s aides alerted the police about the incident.

The police intercepted the automobile not much from the location and arrested the driver, Vinod Mishra, 35.

The law enforcement have started out a suo motu situation and the driver has been charged with rash and negligent driving and mischief. 

In accordance to law enforcement information, a significant number of deadly road mishaps in Calcutta in 2019 associated products motor vehicles. 

Of the 267 folks who shed their life in highway accidents, at minimum 64 died due to the fact of rash and negligent driving of items motor vehicles.

“After buses, merchandise autos bring about the greatest number of mishaps in the city. We have been carrying out consciousness campaigns to train goods vehicle motorists the street rules,” reported a senior officer of the site visitors department.