Veteran Congress leader N.D. Tiwari still was in denial mode today even after his DNA report matched with those of Rohit Shekhar, and termed the entire episode a well-planned conspiracy to malign his image.
Tiwari’s spokesperson read out his message before mediapersons in Uttarakhand’s Dehradun city.
Tiwari, who has also served in the past as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, is presently in his hometown in Dehradun.
The Delhi High Court today said the DNA report confirms Tiwari as Shekhar’s biological father.
Earlier, Justice Reva Khetrapal decided to open Tiwari’s DNA report along with those of paternity suit petitioner Rohit Shekhar and his mother Ujjwala Sharma at 2.30 p.m. today, to declare the result in open court.
Justice Khetrapal, however, did not give permission for handing over copies to any party.
Eight seven-year-old Tiwari had earlier on Thursday moved the Delhi High Court to keep his DNA test report confidential till the conclusion of the hearing in the paternity suit.
He filed the appeal seeking the court to protect his right to reputation, and alleged that the single-judge bench, which ordered that the DNA report be made public, has adopted a “shortcut” to decide the suit and it would cause grave injustice to him.
Rohit Shekhar had taken Tiwari to court, demanding a DNA test to determine whether the Congressman is his biological father.
Tiwari had so far denied the allegations and tried different legal routes to avoid submitting a blood sample.
Tiwari, a former Andhra Pradesh Governor, had also moved the Supreme Court seeking to keep secret the results of the DNA test to find out whether he was Rohit Shekhar’s biological father.’
Tiwari had in an application requested the apex court to direct the High Court not to reveal the contents of the DNA report.
The apex court had earlier on May 24 ordered Tiwari to give blood samples for the DNA test to verify 32-year-old Shekhar’s allegations that the Congress leader was his biological father. (ANI)