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Updated: May 30, 2012 11:27 IST

At last, Tiwari gives blood sample

C.K. Chandramohan
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Vteran Congress leader N.D. Tiwari on Tuesday gave his blood sample in connection with the paternity suit filed by a 32-year-old man claiming to be his biological son. File photo
The Hindu Vteran Congress leader N.D. Tiwari on Tuesday gave his blood sample in connection with the paternity suit filed by a 32-year-old man claiming to be his biological son. File photo

DNA analysis to be carried out following a paternity suit

The beleaguered Congress veteran Narain Dutt Tiwari voluntarily gave his blood sample for DNA analysis, in the presence of a high-level team of members of the judiciary, administration and lawyers accompanied by the litigant Rohit Shekar and his mother Ujjawala Sharma, at his Anant Van residence here on Tuesday.

The ruling Congress distanced itself from the episode, with Uttarakhand Congress president Yashpal Arya saying it would be improper to comment as the matter was sub judice as well as personal.

The process had been necessitated following the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court orders in a 2008 paternity suit filed by Mr. Shekar, 32, claiming to be the biological son of Mr. Tiwari.

The blood sample, which took more than four hours to collect and seal, was handed over to Joint Registrar of the Delhi High Court R. Gopalan, who will submit it to the court for DNA profiling.

Mr. Tiwari's residence was cordoned off by the police in large numbers since morning.

District Judge Raj Krishna and Chief Medical Superintendent of the Government Doon Hospital B.C. Pathak were present.

Coming out of the residence, a senior official said the process had been completed as directed by the Supreme Court. The samples would be sent to the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, which would report directly to the court.

Mr. Tiwari's counsel said the court orders had been complied with.

Mr. Shekar said: “I would however urge the authorities to exercise total security and honesty as he [Mr. Tiwari] was a big man who had played legal games so far and might engineer tampering with the samples.”

Ms. Sharma said: “Mr. Tiwari cooperated fully and voluntarily gave his blood sample.”

Local television channels aired footage purported to have been recorded inside Mr. Tiwari's residence on Tuesday showing Mr. Shekar and his mother in a heated discussion. Ms. Sharma was seen appealing to her son to settle matters amicably as it was not necessary to make family matters public. Mr. Shekar however seemed firm on getting the matter settled as per law.

Sources close to the Tiwari family claimed that there were photographs showing Mr. Tiwari with Ms. Sharma and a baby at a ‘mundan' ceremony.

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I wish that the blood sample must have been provided unprecedented
security looked after by honest officers otherwise a permanent wrong to
both the appellant and the nation must have been done by now.

from:  Vikram
Posted on: May 30, 2012 at 08:59 IST

Mr. N.D.Tiwari, a veteran leader, who held high offices in the Government, if he was really sincere, could have, without any hesitation, given the blood sample in the beginning itself but the fact he did not do so only raises the suspicion in the minds of the public about his true role on the issue. The SC have once again proved that the law will take its course irrespective of the status of a person in society. It is now the duty of the authorities to ensure the safety of the blood sample till the final result is announced.

from:  TSSreenivasan
Posted on: May 29, 2012 at 23:22 IST

I fully agree with Dr,Abudul jamal khan and there is a possibility that the veteran can play some mischievousness in the end.

from:  V.Shanmuganathan
Posted on: May 29, 2012 at 20:14 IST

Between the lab and results: The fanfare,witnessed sample collection attests to his cooperation. The next phase, security of sample or its replacement,lab analysis etc are well known sources of error of omission/commission;BIG MONEY can achieve big things sspecially in corruption ridden systems. Any result is likely to remain under a cloud of shadow.

from:  Dr abdul jamil khan
Posted on: May 29, 2012 at 18:06 IST

Such judgements should be delivered on fast tract basiselay is equal to
denial of ones right. Why he has hesitated in giving his blood samples
is itself a question mark of his involvement.

from:  Afzal Naqash
Posted on: May 29, 2012 at 18:02 IST

It is a pity such a simple matter required the intervention of SC.

from:  rayorpheus
Posted on: May 29, 2012 at 17:21 IST

This great Veteran politician has abused the judicial system in the Country to the maximum extent possible. His case is a typical example of the legal term 'Abuse of Judicial Process'.

from:  KPC Rao
Posted on: May 29, 2012 at 16:59 IST

This much resistance on the part of the senior leader has only given >more and more publicity to the issue, which he wanted to avoid. Had he silently gone in for the DNA at the very first stage, most of the people would not have even known of the case. Really, "Sab kuch luta ke hosh mein aaye to kya kiya". People will keep commenting on the issue irrespective of the final outcome of the test.

from:  Ram Tirath
Posted on: May 29, 2012 at 16:36 IST

the suit should not have been accepted on file for the simple unless; the claimant has proved that he came to know of his biological father only recently; what are the rights of the biological child on the biological father; if they have rights, what precautions should a sperm donor take to avoid being blackmailed.

from:  karpakarajan.v.chettiar
Posted on: May 29, 2012 at 16:01 IST

Paying dearly at this age for few moments of unmindful fun and frolic ages back. But who knows if blood sample is not manipulated or changed at the lab, or even the reports are fudged? A person with such influence can manage anything.

from:  rathi raj
Posted on: May 29, 2012 at 15:59 IST

Now, this is what we say true democracy. The directive of the Supreme court is applaudable.

from:  Priya Jain
Posted on: May 29, 2012 at 15:53 IST

If someone is really clean, why ask for confidentiality at every step? Do we need to say more?

from:  Prabakaran
Posted on: May 29, 2012 at 15:02 IST

To give his blood sample has to wait for Apex court direction, would have been given previously by this time this issue has been closed now and also reveals the truth of he or claimed person. To know the facts people of this country need to wait for some more weeks and after that how this case will takes new turns and what purpose that person claiming he is biological person. He just is waiting for this to prove to open up other issues for that need to wait.

from:  RAGHAVENDRA R PAWAR
Posted on: May 29, 2012 at 14:50 IST

Did he give voluntarily? NO. He was forced to give the blood. Please correct the heading.

from:  Avinash Baranwal
Posted on: May 29, 2012 at 14:51 IST

Although this case is taking long time but it is a lesson for those who feel they are above the law of land.

from:  Ravindra Raizada
Posted on: May 29, 2012 at 12:55 IST
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