New Delhi: Maharashtra government today told
the Supreme Court that there was no truth in the claim of an
India-born German national Arun Dohle who claims to be the
biological son of the brother of Union Agriculture Minister
A Bench of Justices Markandeya Katju and T S Thakur,
while reading out specific portions of the confidential report
submitted by the DGP Maharashtra, said "there is no evidence
to say that the petitioner is related to Pratap Pawar or
Sharad Pawar or their family."
However, senior counsel Shekhar Naphade, appearing for
Arun Dohle, argued the report submitted by the police was
concocted and false. He claimed Arun had evidence in the form
of DNA test which established that he was an offspring of the
The apex court, after briefly hearing the arguments,
posted the matter for further hearing to Monday.
He claims to have been kidnapped from his mother and
given away for adoption to a German family but is in fact the
son of a brother of Sharad Pawar.
Arun, the adopted son of a German couple, has approached
the Supreme Court seeking a direction to help him locate his
According to Arun, he was born on July 31, 1973, at
Sassoon Hospital in Pune. A German couple, Michael and
Gertrude Dohle, adopted him four weeks later from Kusumbai
Motichand Mahila Seva Gram (KMMSG) after his mother reportedly
He settled in Germany but later came back to India to
locate his biological mother.
The German national said he suspected the institution had
kidnapped him as a baby and separated him from his mother.
He suspects that the abandonment theory was a ploy to
facilitate his adoption.
Arun, through counsel Senthil Jagadeesan in the apex
court, alleged that for the past eight years he has been
rebuffed by Kusumbai Motichand Mahila Seva Gram, an
institution for destitute women where his mother was last
known to reside. The Bombay police too refused to help him in
tracing his biological mother, he alleged.
The Bombay High Court had in 2005 dismissed his plea,
following which he appealed in the apex court.
In 2005, the apex court had asked the Maharashtra
Director General of Police to place in a sealed cover a report
on Arun`s biological connection.