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January 24, 2005 08:53 IST

Controversial American evangelist Benny Hinn wound up his India trip after thousands of people attended his prayer meeting just outside Bangalore on Sunday night.

Hinn claimed that he had cured several people of ailments with the blessings of Jesus Christ, but hundreds of disabled and sick people returned disappointed, without getting any remedy.

"I love India and I will come back to India," Hinn said, adding that his ministry, based in Bangalore, would hold a similar congregation in February 2006 at Hyderabad.

A doctor, meanwhile, lodged a police complaint against Hinn and the organisers of the show, seeking action for what he said was the death of a man due to cardiac arrest after being pushed by Hinn on the stage on Saturday.

The Karnataka government, which was under attack by the Bharatiya Janata Party for allowing Hinn to hold the three-day event, had made elaborate security arrangements, deploying nearly 10,000 personnel.

Scores of buses were damaged on Friday in a bandh called by the Hindu Jagarana Vedike, alleging that the prayer meet was aimed at "conversion".

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