N.D. Tiwari’s plea dismissed, Rs.75,000 fine imposed

August 13th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Delhi High court Friday dismissed the application of former Andhra Pradesh governor N.D. Tiwari seeking changes in the paternity suit filed by a lawyer who is claiming to be his biological son.
Justice S. Ravindra Bhat, while dismissing Tiwari’s application, also imposed a cost of Rs.75,000 on him.

Tiwari, through his application 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 apex court had May 10 dismissed the appeal filed by Tiwari challenging the high court’s decision to adjudicate the paternity suit.

Rohit claimed that he was born out of a relationship between his mother Ujjwala Sharma and Tiwari, a charge denied by the Congress leader. Tiwari had earlier refused to undergo DNA test on Rohit’s plea and denied ever having any physical relationship with his mother.

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