Paternity suit against NDT to be heard in Andhra HC
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Last Updated: Thursday, January 07, 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 07, 2010, 22:59


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