Popular actor Alok Nath’s son has been booked for alleged drunken driving in suburban Mumbai, police said today.
The actor’s son, Shivang Nath, accompanied by three friends, including two women, was returning from a birthday party in his car late last night.
He was on the wheels when traffic police asked him to stop the car while checking for drunk driving. However, instead of stopping the vehicle, Shivang increased the speed and tried to flee.
The police then chased him and intercepted his car on the SV Road in suburban Bandra and brought him to Santacruz police station.
Since Shivang was allegedly in an inebriated state and not having the driving license, his female friends tried to argue with the police that they were driving the vehicle, police said.
Later the Bandra Traffic Police booked him for drunken driving, not possessing the driving license and disobeying police order, Deputy Commissioner of Police Ashok Dudhe said.
The vehicle has been impounded by the Bandra Traffic Division. The actor’s son was asked to pay a fine of Rs 2,600 and was let off on the condition that he would remain present in court for further proceedings, Dudhe said.
An IndiaTV report suggests that Shivang tried to switch seats with a female friend, making it seem like he wasn’t even driving in the first place but the police caught him before he could pull off the trick. The report also says that Nath and his friends got verbally abusive and created a ruckus at the police station in Santa Cruz.
Alok Nath is popular face on television, having appeared in various shows like Bidaai, Yeh Rishtaa Kya Kehlata Hai and Woh Rehne Wali Mehlon Ki. He has also made a name on the internet as the ‘Sanskari Babuji’, generating a wave of memes poking fun at his consistently similar choice in roles: a gentle, traditional old man.
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