The Supreme Court Bar Association on Monday suspended from its membership senior advocates RK Anand and IU Khan, days after they were shown by a TV news channel allegedly influencing a key witness in the sensational BMW accident case. “Yes, they have been temporarily suspended pending an inquiry,” SCBA President PH Parekh told Hindustan Times.
He said the two advocates had been issued show cause notices asking them to explain why action should not be taken against them.
The decision was taken at an SCBA executive committee meeting, which decided to set up a three-member committee to inquire into the controversial episode and submit a report within four weeks, he said.
“Myself, senior advocate V Shekhar and advocate Vikrant Yadav are part of the committee,” he added.
Anand, defence counsel of main accused Sanjeev Nanda and dropped Special Public Prosecutor IU Khan, were shown on the TV channel allegedly colluding and influencing witness Sunil Kulkarni. Sanjeev is grandson of former Navy Chief SM Nanda.
Bar Council of Delhi had also issued show cause notices to the two lawyers on Saturday asking them to respond by July 20.