Former Bharatiya Janata Party MP Kirit Somaiya on Monday claimed he was stopped by the police at Karad in Maharashtra while he was on way to Kolhapur, after the district authorities cited law and order as well as security concerns following his allegations of corruption against Maharashtra Rural Development Minister Hasan Mushrif. IMAGE: BJP leader Kirit Somaiya. After being stopped, Somaiya addressed a press conference in Karad, alleging that attempts were made by the Mumbai police on Sunday night to prevent him from boarding a Kolhapur-bound train and he was also jostled. The BJP leader also said he would soon go to Kagal in Kolhapur, the assembly constituency represented by Mushrif, and file a police complaint against the minister over alleged irregularities committed by him. Reacting to the episode, the ruling Shiv Sena alleged that the BJP was trying destablise the Maharashtra government, while BJP state chief Chandrakant Patil claimed that there was misuse of power and accused state ministers of indulging in corruption. A few days ago, Somaiya had accused Mushrif of indulging in corruption and holding ‘benami’ entities in the name of his kin, allegations dismissed as baseless by the latter. Somaiya, who boarded the Mahalaxmi Express in… Read full this story
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