Concern was expressed over 434 cases of suicide and 16 murders that have taken place in and around Ujire and Dharmasthala during the last 11 years and they too should be brought under the purview of the CBI probe, it was demanded.
The action of the Belthangady police station house officer in filing an FIR against Trust president Somanath Nayak without even making a formal investigation was also condemned at the meeting. Writer-thinker Lakshmish Tolpady presided over the meeting. Somanath Nayak welcomed the gathering and secretary Jayaprakash Bhat thanked everyone.
Opinions were presented by K Ramananda Salian, Vidya Nayak, taluk panchayat president Keshava, Deviprasad, C K Chandrakala, Sundar Salian, Soma, Atradi Amrita Shetty, Chandu, Prabhakar Shetty Uppadka, Vasantarani, Ashok Devadiga, Somashekhar Devasya, Madhava Gowda, P R Yashochandra, Saguna, Shubhavani, Dr Krishnamurty, Manjunath Salian, Chaitanya and others.