N D Tiwari is Rohit Shekhar's biological father, says HC
- PM Narendra Modi calls meeting to review 'Most Favoured Nation' status to Pakistan
- BK Bansal, senior bureaucrat, commits suicide along with son at his Delhi residence
- US presidential debate: Trump, Hillary Clinton deny their own words
- Nine out of ten people in world breathing polluted air: WHO
- Behind the voices at Maratha rallies, an anti-Dalit tone
The DNA test on N D Tiwari has revealed that he is the biological father of a 32-year-old youth who today won a five-year-long legal battle on a paternity suit which the veteran Congress leader tried to scuttle from the beginning.
In a first of its kind case involving a politician in India, the Delhi High Court made public the result of the DNA test report, rejecting 87-year-old Tiwari's last ditch attempts to keep it a secret.
Tiwari had rejected the claim of Delhi-based law graduate Rohit Shekhar that he was his biological son.
The Congress leader had moved seven appeals in the Supreme Court and in the Delhi High Court, first refusing to give his blood sample and later trying to block the report being made public.
Declaring the result of the DNA test conducted at the Hyderabad-based laboratory, Justice Reva Khetrapal said, "As per the report, Tiwari is reported to be the biological father of Rohit Shekhar and Ujjwala Sharma is reported to be the biological mother."
Justice Khetrapal's order came after a division bench of Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw dismissed Tiwari's appeal against the single judge's July 19 decision, saying "Not opening the DNA report may lead to a lengthy process".
In Dehra Dun, Tiwari refused to come before the media but circulated a press statement saying he has no grudge against Rohit and that there was a "conspiracy" to malign him.
"Due to my simplicity, at this point of my age, my trusted people hatched a conspiracy against me in a planned way. I have no remorse against them. My sympathy is with Mr Rohit Shekhar. I also have no grudge against Mr Rohit Shekhar," he said.
An emotional Rohit said, "Tiwari's legal troubles will mount now. He will pay for all the hurt he has caused my mother for so many years."
- Any response to Uri must factor in Pakistani state’s relationship with non-state actors
- It is assumed that Blacks will vote 93 per cent for Clinton, seven per cent for Trump
- As Russia draws closer to Pakistan and China, India must stop taking it for granted
- A year after, the new constitution is owned only by the political elite
- India urgently wants sporting greatness — but its desire is fraught with dangers
- Loud jingoism and war talk erode India’s credibility