A senior advocate has been arrested for allegedly raping a lawyer in his chamber at the Saket district court complex in New Delhi on Saturday. Advocate PK Lal called the complainant to his chamber on Saturday evening, after which he allegedly raped her, Live Law reported on Sunday.
The Saket Bar Association suspended Lal’s membership after the incident. “It is very unfortunate. We have suspended the membership of the accused and will serve a notice upon him as and when he is out on bail,” the association’s Secretary General Dhir Singh Kasana said.
Kasana said he met the complainant at the Saket police station on Sunday and assured her of his support.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Romil Baaniya said the accused was in an inebriated condition when he called the lawyer to his chamber and allegedly raped her, PTI reported. The police have recorded her statement and a medical examination has also been conducted, he added.
Baaniya said the chamber has been sealed and the Forensic Science Laboratory and the police’s crime team have examined it.