The incident of rape of lady lawyer by another senior advocate spread shock waves in entire legal fraternity. A lady lawyer aged 32 allegedly raped by Adv P K Lal in his 50s, after calling her in his chamber in saket district court complex on 14th evening.
Adv P K Lal had been arrested on a complaint filed by victim and recorded the statement of the survivor advocate under CrPC Section 164.
Secretary general of the Saket Bar Association condemn the incident and said, “ Its very unfortunate. We suspend the membership of the accused and will serve a notice upon him as and when he is out on bail. Also we ensured that the victim lawyer her the all moral support as she is shaken and in shock.
This is not the first of such incident and unfortunately in this April only 26 year lady lawyer had alleged rape in Rohini Court by 60 Year old senior lawyer. In may Advocate Afshan Pracha, approached the supreme court after being molested by the Bar member of Hazari Court.” It is such an unfortunate incident. Every now and then we keep hearing of such incident of misbehavior with lady layers.”
Today 16th Morning Delhi Chief Justice Gita Mittal convened a meeting of Judges of the High court and District Court. Whereas,
ACJ Gita Mittal took stock of the security arrangement in the court and expressed concern about the safety of the Advocate and litigants. ACJ Gita Mittal asked all District and Sessions Judges all of all districts, to have regular interaction with the Bar, so such incidences should not face in future.