"He has breached fundamental tenets of the profession"
A doctor has now been struck off after he was jailed in 2018 for raping a teenager and sexually assaulting another woman.
Khalid Jamal, aged 48, of Glasgow, had met his victims on a dating website after claiming he was in his twenties. He invited them to look at pet fish in his bedroom before attacking them.
At a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS), Jamal claimed he had been a victim of a miscarriage of justice.
The GP stated he will maintain his innocence for the rest of his life. He even accused one of the victims of blackmailing him.
Jamal called several witnesses to give statements about his good character including fellow doctors and a woman he previously dated.
Jamal also claimed to have a text message from one victim showing that she wanted to ruin his career and complained that “this person is walking free”.
But the MPTS was told a jury had found him guilty of two charges of sexual assault and one of rape in May 2018 following a trial at the High Court in Glasgow.
The panel found Jamal’s fitness to practice is impaired and have now ordered that his name should be removed from the medical register.
William Hoskins, the MPTS tribunal chairman, said:
“In all the circumstances of this case, the tribunal has determined that erasure is the only necessary and proportionate sanction given the nature and seriousness of Dr Jamal’s convictions and his subsequent significant custodial sentence.
“The tribunal, therefore, directs that Dr Jamal’s name be erased from the Medical Register.
“It concluded that this was necessary to maintain public confidence in the medical profession and to uphold proper professional standards and conduct for members of the profession.”
He added: “Dr Jamal continues to maintain that there was a miscarriage of justice and that he has been wrongly convicted.
“The tribunal cannot go behind the court’s decision and has already taken the Certificate of conviction to be conclusive proof of Dr Jamal’s conviction.
“Dr Jamal was dishonest on his dating profile by misrepresenting his age so he could meet younger, less experienced women, one of whom was still a teenager at the time. He later went on to commit two counts of sexual assault and one count of rape.
“The tribunal considered that he has not acted with integrity nor justified the trust the public places in the profession.
“He has breached fundamental tenets of the profession, and fellow practitioners would consider his conduct to be deplorable.”
The first victim, then aged 22, had been out with Jamal on several occasions.
On Christmas Eve 2013, he sexually assaulted her at his flat after she refused to have sex with him.
Between April and May 2016, Jamal raped a then-19-year-old woman at his “cabin” in Balloch, Dunbartonshire.
His lawyer had said he had been lonely since coming to Scotland from India and had used the internet to meet people.
In June 2018, he was jailed for six years. Judge Johanna Johnston had told the doctor:
“You subjected both of your victims to sexual assaults and raped one of them.”
“You met them through the internet and told them you were in your twenties. Each young woman has been profoundly affected by your behaviour.”
He appealed against his convictions in 2019 but lost.