Apex court rejects N.D. Tiwari’s plea challenging blood sampling

The Supreme Court Friday rejected veteran Congress leader N.D. Tiwari’s appeal challenging a Delhi High Court order directing him to submit his blood samples for DNA profiling to decide a paternity suit filed by Rohit Shekhar, who claims to be his biological son.

An apex court bench of Justice Aftam Alam and Justice R.M. Lodha, however, issued notice on the question of law. The court said that the issue involves wider ramifications.

The court said ‘not acceptable’ to the five proposals submitted by Tiwari as alternate to the DNA profiling through blood samples. The court said: ‘What we have said in the earlier hearing stands.’

The apex court had March 14 said the 85-year-old leader will have to undergo a DNA test but gave him the option of suggesting an alternative to collection of blood sample for the test

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