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HC orders daily hearing in ND Tiwari paternity case

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, January 07, 2013
First Published: 16:16 IST(7/1/2013) | Last Updated: 23:15 IST(7/1/2013)

The Delhi high court on Monday ordered day-to-day hearing in the paternity suit filed against ND Tiwari by a man who wants the court to declare him the veteran Congress leader’s biological son.


The direction came after Tiwari’s counsel, Bahar-u-Barqi refused to settle the lawsuit out of court through mediation, saying there was a possibility that the medical evidence was not 100% accurate.

“Let this matter go to the mediation centre for settling as the medical evidence in the form of DNA report clearly suggests that the respondent (Tiwari) is the father of the petitioner (Rohit Shekhar),” Justice Manmohan observed during the hearing.

“It is almost conclusive and it seems that he (Bahar-u-Barqi) does not want to do it (mediation process),” he added.

The high court had on July 27, 2012 read out the DNA report in the case which showed Tiwari was Rohit Shekhar’s biological father.

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