Delete ‘newly added facts’ in paternity suit: Tiwari

July 30th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Former Andhra Pradesh governor N.D. Tiwari Friday asked the Delhi High Court to direct the person claiming to be his biological son delete the newly added facts in the paternity suit.
Tiwari, represented by his counsel Chetan Sharma, raised objections to the additional facts incorporated by Rohit Shekhar in his fresh paternity suit. He said that Rohit should have sought the court’s permission to amend the suit with the new fact that he had tried to meet Tiwari at an airport in 2005.

“The court did not grant permission to him to file a fresh petition after incorporating the new facts into the suit,” Tiwari’s counsel said referring to the March 2008 order of the court.

Rohit, in the fresh lawsuit, alleged his request to meet Tiwari was deliberately turned down.

Meanwhile, he also moved an application to direct Tiwari for a DNA test to determine the parentage. The court fixed Aug 13 for the next hearing of the case.

The apex court had on May 10 dismissed the appeal filed by Tiwari challenging the high court’s decision to adjudicate the paternity suit.

Rohit claimed he was born out of a relationship between his mother Ujjwala Sharma and Tiwari, a charge denied by the 84-year-old Congress leader.

Tiwari had earlier refused to undergo DNA test and denied ever having any physical relationship with Rohit’s mother.

The Congress leader had to resign as governor after he was purportedly shown in a sting operation to be in a compromising position with three women.

Earlier, the high court had dismissed the plea by Tiwari who sought dismissal of the petition on the ground that it was filed 31 years after the petitioner was born in order to malign his character.

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