Maharashtra government on Thursday told the Supreme Court that there was no truth in the claim of an India-born German national Arun Dohle who claims to be the biological son of the brother of Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar.
A Bench of Justices Markandeya Katju and TS Thakur, while reading out specific portions of the confidential report submitted by the DGP Maharashtra, said "there is no evidence to say that the petitioner is related to Pratap Pawar or Sharad Pawar or their family."
However, senior counsel Shekhar Naphade, appearing for Arun Dohle, argued the report submitted by the police was concocted and false. He claimed Arun had evidence in the form of DNA test which established that he was an offspring of the Pawar family.
The apex court, after briefly hearing the arguments, posted the matter for further hearing to Monday.
He claims to have been kidnapped from his mother and given away for adoption to a German family but is in fact the son of a brother of Sharad Pawar.
Arun, the adopted son of a German couple, has approached the Supreme Court seeking a direction to help him locate his biological mother.
According to Arun, he was born on July 31, 1973, at Sassoon Hospital in Pune. A German couple, Michael and Gertrude Dohle, adopted him four weeks later from Kusumbai Motichand Mahila Seva Gram (KMMSG) after his mother reportedly abandoned him.
He settled in Germany but later came back to India to locate his biological mother.