Paternity suit against NDT to be heard in Andhra HC

Last Updated: Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 22:59

New Delhi: A paternity suit filed by
a youth claiming to be a biological son of veteran politician
and former Andhra Pradesh Governor N D Tiwari will be heard by
the Delhi High Court tomorrow.

The petitioner Rohit Shekhar, 30, has filed an appeal
before a Division Bench challenging a single-bench order which
had dismissed his petition on the ground that it was not
maintainable.

Justice S N Dhingra had on November 3 last said the
suit filed by Shekhar is not maintainable and allowed the plea
of 84-year-old Tiwari who had sought dismissal of the
petition.

The Court had said it has no territorial jurisdiction
to hear the case as Tiwari was then residing in Hyderabad and
a suit against him could be filed only in that city.

The appeal assumes significance as Tiwari resigned
as Governor of Andhra Pradesh after he was shown in a video
purportedly with three women.

A law graduate, Shekhar, 30, filed the suit claiming
he was born out of an intimate relationship between his mother
Ujjwala Sharma and Tiwari, a charge denied by the latter.

Tiwari was earlier directed by the court in November
2008 to file his reply in which he had refuted all the
allegations and submitted that the suit was filed to malign
him.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 22:59

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