Alok Nath aka the ‘sanskari babuji’ feels that he lacked something in his role as a father, in real life. This realisation came after his son Shivang, on Monday (October 3) night was booked for drunk driving in suburban Mumbai. The Mumbai traffic police held the son of veteran actor after chasing his speeding vehicle during an effort against drink-and-drive incidents.
As per recent reports, Alok Nath has issued a statement. Taking some liability of the same on his shoulders, Alok Nath has said this:
“My son was present at the court and he accepted his mistake. Since it was his first offence, the court let him off with a strict warning. As a father, I told him that he shouldn’t have taken the wheels (when drunk) and instead, requested someone else, who hadn’t consumed alcohol, to drive. Everyone is the same before law and I do not like distinguishing between celebs and the aam junta, but one wrong move by a star kid and it immediately comes under the spotlight — even blown out of proportion, at times. He was lucky to be let off with a warning, but that doesn’t mean he can do what he wants. I need to pass on some sanskaar to my son. I am sure he will learn from his mistakes.”
The actor’s son reportedly visited a birthday party in south Mumbai and was driving back to his Andheri home when police asked him to stop, after which he fled and was chased. Police identified the violator as Shivang Nath. He was with three others in the vehicle.
According to the police, Shivang’s vehicle was signalled to stop near Khar police station. “Shivang slowed down and lowered his window but before he could say his name he fled. There was a male sitting in the front and two women sitting behind,” said the officer.
Soon after Shivang fled, beat marshals chased down the vehicle near the Santacruz police station. “The accused has been booked for drunk driving, not possessing a licence and disobeying police orders, and we have collected a deposit of Rs 2,500,” said a Mumbai Police spokesperson. Shivang appeared before a magistrate on Tuesday afternoon in Bandra court and was let off with a warning. He was returned his vehicle by the evening, police said.
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