Paternity Suit: HC Asks ND Tiwari why DNA Test Shouldn’t Conducted on Him

Hearing a paternity case against him, the Delhi High Court has asked Congress leader ND Tiwari as to why DNA test should not be carried out on him to find out whether the allegations made by a man claiming to be his biological son are true, reported PTI.

Besides, Justice JR Midha instructed the politician to file a ‘specific’ response on each photograph showing him with the young man Rohit Shekhar and his mother, report said.

The court gave deadline of four weeks to file response, saying that Tiwari would have to appear before it personally in the event of failing to file a written reply, said report.

The court gave the ruling on a paternity suit filed by Shekhar, grandson of a former Union minister, claiming that he was born out of a relationship between his mother Ujjwala Sharma and Tiwari, who has denied the charge.

Earlier, the High Court rejected a petition moved by Tiwari seeking dismissal of Sekhar’s plea on the basis that it was filed 31 years after the petitioner was born in order to malign his character, report said.

Also, court turned down Tiwari’s argument that the petition should have been filed by Shekhan within three years his becoming a major in 1997, said report.

“Human relation cannot be treated in the same manner as commercial or civil transaction. An infidelity by a spouse is condoned by a subsequent conjugation,” the court was quoted as observing while directing all parties to appear before the single judge.

“We think that in the vicissitude of personal relations that is an untenable position to adopt. The court cannot delve into the mind of the plaintiff (Shekhar) in order to ascertain the time at which he felt that he had no alternative but to go to the extreme of moving the court which is always a point of no return,” the court was quoted as saying.

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