Over 5,000 people belonging to the backward communities gathered here on Monday and urged the government to maintain the status quo in the 2A category.
An overspeeding vehicle, which was coming from Honnavar towards Bhatkal, raised suspicion as the driver refused to stop when forest department staff manning the checkpoints tried to stop it.
Honnavar DCF Ganapathi visited the spot and inspected the area to rule out poaching. However, there was no injury which suggested a suspicious death.
Besides Sallahuddin, whose original name is Syed Mohammed Yusuf Shah, his deputy Ghulam Nabi Khan alias Amir Khan has also been designated a terrorist.