New Delhi: A plea seeking probe by a Special Investigative Team into the alleged role of Indian Army in Sri Lankan government’s 2008-2009 operation against LTTE was on Thursday declined by the Supreme Court which said the issue was beyond its domain and had ‘political shades’. “There are issues which are absolutely beyond the domain of the court and this is one of them,” a bench said. The bench asked the petitioner, advocate V Ram Sankar, to approach the competent authorities on the issue and said that courts cannot go into such issues. The petition alleged that there has been a loss of life of 40,000 Tamilian and other innocent people in the conflict. The petitioner claimed that he had visited Lanka and was told about the participation of Indian Army in the operations against the LTTE.