Veteran Congress leader N. D. Tiwari was today directed by the Supreme Court to give his blood sample in a paternity suit in which a Delhi-based youth is claiming to be his biological son.

Mr. Tiwari’s last hope in getting any relief in not giving blood sample was dashed as the apex court dismissed his appeal against the Delhi High Court order which had ordered him to undergo the DNA test saying that police force can be used to compel the 86-year-old leader to give the sample.

A bench of justices Deepak Verma and S. J. Mukhopadhaya asked him to make himself available at his home before a group of people comprising district judge, civil surgeon of Dehradun, joint registrar of the Delhi High Court and a pathologist.

The court also directed that total confidentiality should be maintained for sending the blood sample to a CDFD laboratory in Hyderabad.

The Delhi High Court, in its April 27 order, had ordered Mr. Tiwari to undergo the DNA test in the paternity suit and had also imposed a fine of Rs. 25,000 on the veteran leader.

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