The high court pulled up the CBI for its failure to submit a report on the March 2, 2012 violence at the City Civil Court complex.
It directed the investigating officer to appear before the court on November 10.
The premier investigating agency is hit by its own actions.
The state is unnecessarily spending Rs 4 to 5 lakh on an inquiry commission, the judge further said.
Gowda wondered whether the agency wants to drag the probe or is it under pressure from any quarters.
Don't succumb to pressure, the judge said.
He asked the Centre to note that even after two and a half years, the report hasn't been filed.
The court was hearing a petition filed by the Advocates Association Vaidyanatha Commission of Inquiry to probe the violence in which of Bengaluru (AAB) challenging the appointment of the Justice R G advocates, journalists and policemen were injured.
The Supreme Court later entrusted the probe to the CBI.
A division bench headed by Justice N K Patil on Thursday ordered notice to D urban development department, and BBMP commissioner Lakshminarayana in response to a contempt petition filed by B T Ramesh, retired chief engineer, BBMP.
The petitioner claimed that despite a lapse of three months, the authorities haven't yet settled his pensionary benefits.