Popular actor Alok Nath's son has been booked for alleged drunken driving in suburban Mumbai.
The actor's son, Shivang Nath, accompanied by three friends, including two women, was returning from a birthday party in his car late on Monday night. He was at the wheels when the 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 SV Road in suburban Bandra and brought him to Santacruz police station. As Shivang was allegedly in an inebriated state and didn't have a 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 a 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. Alok Nath is known for his works in Hindi films and television.