While the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) may be probing the role of the then Joint Commissioner of Police M K Tandon in connection with the 2002 Gulberg Society massacre case,the same SIT had opposed arraigning Tandon as an accused in January this year in the specially appointed fast-track trial court.
The SIT had stated it had not discovered criminal involvement on the part of Tandon. Some of the witnesses and victims had moved an application in the trial court to arraign Tandon and seven others as accused in the case. The SIT had opposed the application entirely.
For Tandon,SIT had stated that as per SC directions,SIT chief had recommended departmental steps against him for his inaction during the riots. But,it added,they have not discovered any criminal involvement on the part of Tandon,who was facing the charge of tampering with evidence in the form of dead bodies.
The application was turned down in the case of Tandon by the special trial judge B U Joshi. It was challenged in the HC,which upheld the trial court order.