N D Tiwari in fresh trouble over paternity suit

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New Delhi, Mar 17 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Wednesday declined the plea of former AP Governor N D Tiwari on a paternity suit filed by a youth, who is claiming to be his biological son

The court will now hear the paternity filed by the youth Rohit Shekhar on April 7, who had earlier challenged a single bench order of November 2009 that had dismissed the case on jurisdictional grounds.

The court had on March 11 reserved its order on the paternity suit filed by Shekhar.

A Bench comprising Justices Vikramajit Sen and Manmohan Singh reserved the order after the octogenarian politician opposed the court entertaining such a petition, which was filed 31 years after Shekhar's birth.

Shekhar had filed an appeal before a Division Bench challenging a single-bench order, which had dismissed his petition on the ground that it was not maintainable.

Justice S N Dhingra had on November 3, 2009 said the suit filed by Shekhar was not maintainable and allowed the plea of 84-year-old Tiwari who had sought dismissal of the petition.

Tiwari had quit as Andhra Pradesh Governor following allegations of his involvement in a sex scandal inside Raj Bhavan. (ANI)

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