Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday (May 4) lodged a complaint against Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury for promoting enmity between communities on religious ground and hurting the ‘sentiments of Hindu’.

Ramdev lodged his complaint after Yechury was heard saying, “Hindus can be violent which is evident by Hindu mythologies Ramayana and Mahabharata.”

Ramdev led a delegation of seers to submit his complaint to Haridwar’s senior superintendent of police (SSP) Janmejaya Khanduri.

Confirming the complaint, SSP Khanduri said, “Police have received a complaint from Baba Ramdev in which he accused Yechury of hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus by making derogatory remarks against Hindu mythologies like Ramayana and Mahabharata.”

After receiving the complaint, Khanduri directed the local police to take required action on the complaint after which a case was registered.

“Based on the complaint we have registered a case against Yechury for promoting enmity between religious communities under section 153(a) of IPC. Investigations are on,” said sub-inspector Thakur Singh Rawat, in-charge of Roori-Belwala checkpost.

Earlier before lodging the complaint, Ramdev addressed a press conference along with other seers comprising ex-ShankaracharyaSwami Satyamitranand, Mahamandaleshwar Harichetnan and Maharaj during which he attacked Yechury for his statements.

“By making such a statement against Hindus, he has committed a sin ob both religious and social grounds. Calling it a national crime won’t be wrong,” he said.

He added, “Yechury whose own name comprises name of lord of Ram, should be ashamed of what he has said. He should change his name to Kans, Babar or Ravana.”

Ramdev called for the boycott of communists in the country.

“People should launch a protest against them in states where they are in power. They should also burn their effigies and this should continue till he offers an unconditional apology for hurting sentiments of crores of Hindus,” he stated.