New Delhi: Congress leader ND Tiwari has been directed by the Delhi High Court to give blood sample on May 26 for the DNA test in connection with a paternity case. The veteran Congress leader has been forced to give a sample to settle a paternity suit.
The 86-year-old leader has been embroiled in the paternity case for over four years, and the court had earlier ordered that police may use force if necessary to get Tiwari's blood sample for the test.
The court's directions came on the plea of 32-year-old Rohit Shekhar seeking to compel Tiwari to furnish his blood sample at the earliest to decide the four-year-old paternity suit. He has sought a judicial declaration that Tiwari is his biological father.
The Delhi High Court on May 16 ordered its registrar to take police assistance for bringing the defiant leader to New Delhi for taking his blood sample to decide the paternity suit of a man claiming to be his son.
The High Court had on May 14 asked Tiwari to inform it within two days as to whether he wants to voluntarily give his blood sample for a DNA test in a paternity suit or police force be used for obtaining it.
High Court judge Justice Reva Khetrapal had also told the counsel for Tiwari that his client will not leave India till he gives his blood sample for the requisite DNA test in the matter in the wake of orders of the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court.