Paternity test: Will HC order to detain Cong's ND Tiwari?

ND Tiwari
New Delhi, Jul 7: The veteran Congress leader, ND Tiwari has landed in the soup when the Delhi High Court on Thursday, Jul 7 once again hurled a stern criticism on Tiwari and his lawyers. The court sought an explanation from Tiwari's lawyer over his (Tiwar's) repetitive denial for heading towards DNA test.

Justice Gita Mittal said, "You (counsel for Tiwari) please take instructions from your client as to why he is not willing to comply with the court order asking him to give blood sample for the DNA test by next Monday (Jul 11)."

Taking a hand on the lawyer and the Congress leader, the court said, "We will not allow you to frustrate the order. Let's not allow the impression to gather momentum that you can flout the court orders in this manner."

Tiwari was expected to undergo a DNA test and give his blood sample to prove the legitimacy of Rohit Shekar, a lawyer by profession who claimed to be Tiwari's biological son.

The joint registrar of the court had earlier asked Tiwari, Rohit Shekar and Ujjwala Sharma (Rohit Shekar's mother) to appear in the court's dispensary to give their blood samples for the DNA test.

The court had turned down the plea made by 85-year-old Tiwari on Dec 23, 2010. The court said that it was the right of the child to know who their biological parents were.

The Delhi High Court, on Nov 12, 2010 rejected Tiwari's plea which sought deletion of some paragraphs from a paternity suit filed against him by Rohit Shekar.

On May 10, last year the apex court rejected Tiwari's plea to judge the paternity suit. The High Court also dismissed his plea that said the petition against him was filed by Shekhar, 31 years after he was born to bring a bad name to him.

Tiwari quit as the governor of Andhra Pradesh after there were allegations against him that hinted at his connection in a sex scandal in the Raj Bhavan.

Citing the strict order from the court, many started speculating - the High Court may order to detain Tiwari for gathering blood sample (forcefully) if he does not appear on the latest given deadline - Jul 11.

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