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HC reserves order on Tiwari's plea

delhi Updated: Aug 02, 2011 19:29 IST

The Delhi high court today reserved its order on veteran Congress leader N D Tiwari's plea contending he cannot be compelled to give his blood sample for DNA test on a paternity suit by a Delhi youth claiming himself to be his biological son.

Justice Gita Mittal reserved the order after hearing arguments by the counsel for Tiwari and that for 31-year-old youth Rohit Shekhar who claims to be his biological son.

Appearing for Tiwari, advocate Bahar U Barqi cited several Supreme Court judgements and said "I cannot be compelled to give the blood sample or undergo any other test like narco analysis."

The lawyer also submitted his client cannot be pressurised to give even his nail, hair and skin for DNA test.

Appearing for Rohit, senior advocate Paramjit Singh Patwalia argued 85-year-old Tiwari should comply with the direction given by the single judge bench and duly upheld by the court's division bench and by the Supreme Court.

"This application is a gross misuse of process of law. He (Tiwari) has scant regard for the court's order. The application is liable to be dismissed," the senior lawyer said.

Meanwhile, the Delhi high court also pulled up Tiwari for refusing either to admit or deny, through an affidavit, the authenticity of more than 100 of his photographs along with Rohit and his mother Ujjwala Sharma, submitted to the court.

Tiwari refused to admit or deny the authenticity of the photographs saying he is a public figure, gets photographed without prior notice and he cannot recall about the photographs.