New Delhi: Rajasthan High Court came down heavily on state Chief Secretary CS Rajan and the DGP for failing to take preventive measures against ongoing 'rail roko' agitation by the Gujjar community members.
The court expressed concern over the deterioration of law and order situation across the state.
The agitation caused huge loss to Indian Railways and the state exchequer.
Gujjars are demanding, among others, five percent reservation in state government jobs under the special backward class category and that too according to them in the maximum permissible limit of 50 percent reservation.
The High Court asked the administration about the steps taken to maintain law and order and to calm the Gujjar agitation.
Gujjars have been blocking rail tracks and roads in three districts for a week including that on Delhi-Mumbai sector.
The protest has also affected movement of vehicles on the Jaipur-Agra highway.