The Delhi high court on Monday issued notice to the chief medical officer (CMO) of its dispensary to spare a doctor to collect the blood samples of veteran Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari in connection with a paternity suit filed by a 31-year-old city-based lawyer, Rohit Shekhar.
Joint registrar Deepak Garg has sought a response from the chief medical officer by May 10. The court has fixed June 1 as the date to collect blood samples of Mr Tiwari and others.
Vehemently opposing the fixing of date, the lawyer appearing for the Congress leader said, “He is an 85-year-old man and a busy political person and hence the date has to be fixed after taking his consent.”
Meanwhile, in another development, the Centre for DNA, Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) at Hyderabad sent its response along with the blood collection kit to the court for taking the blood sample of the three persons, including Mr Tiwari.
Mr Shekhar, in his petition, has claimed that he was born out of the leader’s alleged relationship with his mother, a Congress activist, Ujjwala Sharma.
The leader, however, denied the charge.
Mr Tiwari contended that it was both against the law and the principle of equity to compel him to undergo a paternity test. He argued that forcing him to undergo a DNA test breached his right to privacy. Asian Age