Gujjar agitation spearhead Kirori Singh Bainsla was on Friday issued a fresh contempt notice by the Rajasthan High Court for allegedly violating its order restraining him from resorting to violence as earlier communiques to him remained unserved.
Justice MN Bhandari issued the fresh notice and granted three weeks time to serve it to Bainsla.
The order was passed as previous notices remained unserved as Bainsla was not available at his residence and relatives denied to accept them.
Taking a serious note of the "laxity" of the state government, Bhandari said it had not acted in a proper manner during the period between last September year, when the order was passed, and till the agitation started again this year.
"The state government is trying to justify Bainsla's act as contumacious but what has been the role of the state government...If the orders were complied, things would not have been so grimmer" Bhandari told Additional Advocate General Bharat Vyas.
On January 18, Bhandari had issued contempt notices to 15 Gujjar leaders including Bainsla for their inflammatory statements and also for disrupt the law and order situation.
The court again issued notice in the matter on May 27 and directed the Deputy Registrar to deliver it to Bainsla through the district collector concerned.