Delhi HC: Gives Tiwari two days for DNA test
The HC also directed him not to leave India till he gives his blood sample for the test.The court passed the order in response to a paternity suit filed by Rohit Shekhar, who claimed that he was the 86-year-old Tiwari’s son born to Congress activist Ujjwala and wanted a declaration to that effect.
The Supreme Court on May 1 had directed the veteran Congress leader to give his blood sample for a DNA test.The apex court had negated Tiwari’s plea that stated he should not be forced to give blood sample as it was an attempt to malign him.
Tiwari’s blood sample is required to find out whether Shekhar is his biological son.The Delhi High Court on April 27 ordered Tiwari could be compelled to give blood sample for DNA test in connection to the case if he did not cooperate.Shekhar had claimed that Tiwari began neglecting him and his mother after 1995 and refused to meet him after becoming the Uttaranchal chief minister. He wanted a DNA test to confirm that Tiwari is his biological father.Tiwari is no stranger to controversy surrounding his personal life.Tiwari’s five-decade-old political career came to a virtual end after a news channel in 2009 showed clippings of an elderly man purported to be Tiwari in bed with three young women in the Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad.