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Tiwari's plea over paternity suit dismissed

delhi Updated: Mar 17, 2010 16:50 IST

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed former Andhra Pradesh governor ND Tiwari's plea challenging the paternity suit filed by 34-year-old Rohit Shekhar who claims to be his son.

Providing relief to Shekhar, a division bench of Justices Vikramjit Sen and Manmohan Singh dismissed Tiwari's plea and said there was ample evidence to prove the jurisdiction of this court.

Senior advocate PS Patwali, who argued for Shekhar, stressed that Tiwari's denial in accepting him as his son was the reason for filing this civil suit.

According to Shekhar's petition, Tiwari began neglecting Shekhar and his mother Ujjawala Sharma after 1995 and refused to meet him at Tiwari's residence in Delhi and in Uttranchal when he became the chief minister.

Tiwari's five-decade-old political career came to a virtual end after a news channel showed clippings of an elderly man purported to be the 86-year-old Tiwari with three young women in bed last year.

A few days later, Tiwari resigned as the Andhra Pradesh governor citing health grounds.