Mumbai, Sept. 21 -- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirit Somaiya has lodged a complaint against Maharashtra rural development minister Hasan Mushrif with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Mumbai on Tuesday. Somaiya has accused the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) minister of Rs.100-crore corruption in Appasaheb Nalawade sugar factory at Kolhapur's Gadhinglaj through a private firm allegedly owned by his relative.

In his complaint to ED, Somaiya has said that the sugar factory was taken over by Brics India Private Limited, in which Mateem Hasin Mangoli, the minister's relative is a benami owner. He said that the sugar factory was given to Brics to operate for 10 years in 2014 without following any bidding process. Somaiya said that...