Senior Congress leader N.D. Tiwari has approached the Delhi High Court for an eight-week exemption from appearing before a Local Commissioner for cross-examination in a paternity suit.
Rohit Shekhar has sought a decree declaring him the biological son of the Congress leader.
His application will be heard on Monday by Justice Vipin Sanghi. Mr. Tiwari has expressed his inability to appear before the Court Commissioner on the scheduled date (Tuesday) for cross-examination.
He said he had been advised rest by the doctor treating him for heart problems.
“The physician concerned has advised him to avoid exertion and travel from Lucknow to Delhi,” the application said.
He further submitted that his younger brother, R.C. Tiwari, who was to accompany him to Delhi, had suffered a mild heart stroke. The doctor had also advised him to take complete rest and medication. He was also unable to travel from Lucknow to Delhi, the application stated.
There was no other person in his family who could accompany Mr. Tiwari from to Delhi, the application further stated.
The Congress leader has sought exemption from cross-examination on medical grounds