The Supreme Court will Monday hear veteran Congress leader N.D. Tiwari’s plea challenging a Delhi High Court order directing him to undergo a DNA test on a suit filed by a man claiming to be his biological son.
An apex court bench of Justice Aftab Alam and Justice R.M. Lodha will hear the 85-year-old leader’s appeal that the high court’s Dec 23, 2010 order on Rohit Shekhar’s suit was based on misreading of the law.
Tiwari in his appeal said that if the high court order was not stayed, it would violate his right to privacy and damage his reputation.
The high court bench said: ‘On the facts of this case and the materials on record, the court is satisfied that there is eminent need to direct the first defendant (Tiwari) to furnish his blood samples, for the purposes of DNA testing.’
On Jan 24, 2011, Tiwari approached a two-judge bench of the high court challenging the single judge’s order. However, the two-judge bench did not give any relief to him.
The apex court May 10, 2010 rejected Tiwari’s plea challenging the high court’s decision to hear Shekhar’s suit.