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Updated: May 17, 2012 00:57 IST

Use force, if needed, to collect Tiwari's blood sample: court

Nirnimesh Kumar
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Judge rejects Congress leader's plea seeking time

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday approved the use of coercive methods, if required, to ensure the presence of Congress leader N.D. Tiwari on its premises to take his blood sample for a DNA test to decide on the petition of Rohit Shekhar, who claims he is the biological son of the octogenarian leader.

Justice Reva Khetrapal dismissed Mr. Tiwari's plea seeking time on the ground that a petition had been filed in the Supreme Court against the High Court's ultimatum to him — whether he wants to give a blood sample voluntarily or wants the court to order use of force for that.

The judge said the pendency of the petition in the apex court would not come in the way of the High Court order as a Single Bench and a Division Bench of this court and finally the highest court of the land had directed him to give a blood sample.

Justice Khetrapal asked the Joint Registrar to hear the matter on May 21 to decide the date and manner in which the blood sample was to be taken. The Joint Registrar was asked to take the assistance of the police to ensure the presence of Mr. Tiwari within one week of receipt of test kits from the Hyderabad-based Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics.

Ultimatum

On Monday, the court gave the ultimatum to Mr. Tiwari on a fresh application by Mr. Shekhar. He had sought a direction to Mr. Tiwari to give his blood sample or appoint a court commissioner to take the same if the Congress leader failed to comply with the court order.

In 2008, Mr. Shekhar filed a suit seeking a direction to declare Mr. Tiwari his biological father.

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I fear that even after giving blood samples, he will try his best to
switch over the samples. This whole process must be administered in
tight scrutiny of honest officers otherwise an unreparable damage is
bound to happen with the plaintiff.

from:  Vikram
Posted on: May 17, 2012 at 09:43 IST

Too late. This should have been done immideatley when the allegations were levelled, in fact, Mr Tiwari, being a public figure, should himself offered a blood sample for DNA test to clear his name. But he chose not to. It is shame that judiciary had to step in.

from:  Rohit Nath
Posted on: May 17, 2012 at 06:57 IST

This case has dragged on for four years. Would the courts and police have weaited this long had the defendent been a commoner and not a powerful politician of the ruling party?

from:  Dr. Sundara Rajan
Posted on: May 16, 2012 at 20:18 IST

Is there something called as contempt of court. Have our courts
forgotten this clause to take this defiant old hag under their purview.

from:  lalit
Posted on: May 16, 2012 at 19:54 IST

It astonishing to note that how this powerful people play with the judiciary.Just imagine if a ordinary citizen is
accused in such case,and how the police and the Courts of our Country treats the ordinary Citizen,by this time he could have been jailed.

from:  V.Shanmuganathan
Posted on: May 16, 2012 at 19:36 IST

It's just a speck in the beard of a thief.

from:  Vikram
Posted on: May 16, 2012 at 18:53 IST

Why don't court give a time line and then ask police to assist?

from:  Avinash Baranwal
Posted on: May 16, 2012 at 17:57 IST

Look at the smile on that guys face! Does he think he is a rockstar??

from:  Eapen Alexander
Posted on: May 16, 2012 at 17:36 IST

Mr. Tiwari was caught red handed doing all illicit acts with 3 womens at AP Governer house. He has habit of indulging in ammoral acts even behore. So, at this fag end of his life jurney, at least now he should utilise the god given chance to repent and also accept whole heartly Mr Rohit Sharma as his brave biological son who has run all from piller to post to prove his antesedent. May better sense prevail on the grand old man.

from:  santosh shrimali
Posted on: May 16, 2012 at 17:35 IST

Just see the character and attitude of our former minister-chief minister-governor.

from:  Saradindu Basu
Posted on: May 16, 2012 at 17:20 IST
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