HC seeks dispensary`s help for ND Tiwari`s blood sample

The Delhi High Court on Monday sought the assistance of a city government dispensary for taking blood samples of veteran Congress leader N D Tiwari and a 31-year-old youth for their DNA test to ascertain the youth`s paternity.

Last Updated: May 02, 2011, 16:13 PM IST

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday
sought the assistance of a city government dispensary for
taking blood samples of veteran Congress leader N D Tiwari and
a 31-year-old youth for their DNA test to ascertain the
youth`s paternity.

"The Delhi High Court registry is directed to issue
notice to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of a dispensary here
to discuss the modality for taking blood sample of three
persons concerned (Tiwari, Rohit Shekhar and his mother Ujwala
Sharma) on May 10," Joint Registrar Deepak Garg said.

The court "tentatively" fixed June 1 for taking blood
sample of N D Tiwari and others.

The counsel for the Congress leader, however,
vehemently opposed the fixing of date, saying "he is a
85-year-old man and a busy political person and hence the date
has to be fixed after taking his consent."

Meanwhile, the Centre for DNA, Fingerprinting and
Diagnostics (CDFD) at Hyderabad sent its response along with
the blood collection kit to the court for taking the blood
sample of the three persons including Tiwari.

The court earlier had sought the CDFD assistance in
fixing modalities for DNA test of Tiwari to ascertain the
claim of Rohit Shekhar that he is the leader`s biological son.

Joint Registrar Deepak Garg had sought CDFD`s response
to the notice by today.

The response of the laboratory was required as to how
it would go about the test and how much time will it take in
ascertaining the outcome, Garg had said.

The Joint Registrar would record evidence to enable
the regular court to decide the plea of Rohit Shekhar that he
be declared the son of the veteran Congress leader.

Justice Gita Mittal had modified an earlier order
asking CDFD, instead of Centre for Cellular and Molecular
Biology (CCMB), to conduct the DNA test.

PTI