Supreme Court asks judge to frame issues in N.D. Tiwari paternity suit

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New Delhi, May 10 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday asked a trial judge to frame issues in a paternity suit filed against former Andhra Pradesh Governor N D Tiwari.

The suit has been filed by Rohit Shekhar, who claims to be his biological son.

The Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan headed bench said the issues should be framed without being influenced by observations made by single judge or the division benches of the Delhi High Court.

The Delhi High Court had on March 17 rejected Tiwari's plea for quashing Shekhar's paternity suit.

A division bench of the high court had hinted that Tiwari might have to undergo a DNA test to decide the issue. It set aside a single bench order that had dismissed Shekhar's paternity suit on grounds that it was time barred and non-maintainable.

Justice S N Dhingra had on November 3, 2009 said the suit filed by Shekhar was non maintainable and allowed the plea of 84-year-old Tiwari, who had sought dismissal of the petition.

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

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