The Delhi High Court today reserved its order on the plea of a young man seeking its direction for a DNA test on N D Tiwari to prove his claim that he was a biological son of the senior Congress leader.
Justice S Ravindra Bhatt reserved his order on whether the test should be allowed to prove the allegation after hearing the contentions of 84-year-old Tiwari and Rohit Shekhar, the man who filed paternity suit.
The former governor of Andhra Pradesh vehemently opposed the plea of the petitioner and pleaded that he cannot be forced to undergo the DNA test. Countering the allegations, Tiwari had hit back at the woman Ujjwala Sharma, who is also a Congress leader, and her son Rohit, saying he did not have and never had any physical relationship with her.
"The plaintiff (Rohit) is not entitled to seek a DNA test as a matter of right. The same is contrary not only to the law but also to equity," his lawyer contended.
The high court had also rejected Tiwari's plea for dismissal of the petition on the ground that it was filed 31 years after the petitioner was born in order to malign his image.