Special Correspondent

BANGALORE: A delegation of Congress leaders on Thursday filed a complaint with the office of the Director-General and Inspector-General of Police demanding action against Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa for his statement at Ulavi in Uttara Kannada district on Wednesday, asking people to cut off the hands of those who attacked places of worship in the State. It had only brought a bad name to his Government, they said.

Leading the delegation, the former Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council V.S. Ugrappa said that the Bangalore District Congress Committee President S. Manohar lodged the complaint with Jayaprakash Nayak, Inspector-General of Police on the instructions of the DG and IGP Ajai Kumar Singh.

Two general secretaries of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee M. Ramachandrappa and S.T. Somasekhar were also present.

Mr. Ugrappa, who earlier held a press conference on the issue, alleged that Mr. Yeddyurappa, who had taken an oath that he would uphold the Constitution, had called upon the people to take the law into their own hands and indulge in violence.

He demanded that the names of the people behind such attacks be made public.