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Paternity suit against Tiwari: HC to decide on DNA test on him

delhi Updated: Dec 22, 2010 20:06 IST

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The Delhi High Court is to pronounce on Thursday its order on whether veteran Congress leader ND Tiwari would have to undergo a DNA test following a claim by a young man that he was his biological son.

Justice S Ravindra Bhatt had reserved his order on September 21 after hearing the contention of Rohit Shekhar, his mother Ujjwala Sharma and Tiwari.

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 said he never had any physical relationship with Ujjwala, who is also a Congress leader.

"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," Tiwari's lawyer had contended.

The High Court had earlier rejected Tiwari's plea for dismissal of the petition on the ground that it was filed 31 years after Rohit was born in order to malign his image.