ND Tiwari moves SC challenging DNA test

Veteran Congress leader ND Tiwari approached the Supreme Court challenging Delhi High Court`s order asking him to undergo DNA test in a paternity suit filed by a young man claiming to be his biological son.

Last Updated: Feb 28, 2011, 18:32 PM IST

New Delhi: Veteran Congress leader N D
Tiwari on Monday approached the Supreme Court challenging Delhi
High Court`s order asking him to undergo DNA test in a
paternity suit filed by a young man claiming to be his
biological son.

Challenging the order of DNA test, the 85-year-old
leader pleaded that there was an error of law committed by the
High Court in directing him to undergo the test.
A single-judge bench of the high court had on December
23 asked Tiwari to undergo a DNA test on the paternity suit
filed by Rohit Shekhar who claims to be his biological son
born out of the leader`s alleged relationship with his mother
Ujjawala Sharma.

The politician then approached the Division bench of
the High Court which refused to grant him relief on the DNT
test and also imposed a cost of Rs 25,000.
"Irreparable loss is bound to visit the plaintiff
(Rohit Shekhar) if the orders under the application are not
immediately passed in as much as the suit itself may be
rendered infructuous and vital evidence may be lost forever,"
the bench had said while imposing cost on the leader.

"We cannot lose sight of the fact that the mother and
the legal father of the plaintiff (Rohit) have both admitted
that the fact that there was no sexual access at the relevant
point of time between the parties," the bench had said while
relying upon two separate affidavits filed by Ujjwala and
Sharma.

PTI