The Gujarat High Court on Thursday said it would have to work out a “model” for the three-member Special Investigation Team appointed by the court for a fresh probe into the Ishrat Jahan alleged fake encounter case.

A Division Bench comprising Justices Jayant Patel and Abhilasha Kumari said the court would have to work out a model for the SIT to see that “sanctity and spirit of the court's order is not paralysed due to difference of opinion amongst the team members.”

The Bench was hearing an application moved by the SIT head and Delhi Joint Police Commissioner Karnail Singh seeking to appoint an amicus curiae for the SIT to deal with any legal complications that might arise during the course of the investigation. Mr. Singh was not present before the court, but the differences came to the fore when another member of the SIT, Satish Verma, a Gujarat IPS cadre officer, raised objections to it.

Mr. Verma informed the court that Mr. Singh had moved the petition without obtaining the consensus of other members of the team.