Cooch Behar: State forest minister Binay Krishna Barman has suffered minor injuries after his car dashed onto a lorry.
The accident took place around noon today near Panchanan Bridge at Mathabhanga in Cooch Behar.
Barman was on his way to attend a programme at Mathabhanga College, when a lorry that was moving ahead, suddenly applied the brake. As a result, the minister’s car ended up dashing on to the rear of the lorry.
Since the car was moving at a slow speed, no major damage or injury was caused. However, the minister, who was travelling in the front seat, suffered a mild twist in his left leg and, the SUV’s frontal part was slightly damaged.
On learning about the accident, a team from Mathabhnga police station rushed in, confiscated the lorry and detained the driver. The minister went to the Mathabhanga College event in another car.