ND Tiwari to undergo DNA test

Rejecting veteran Congress leader N D Tiwari's plea, the Delhi High Court today directed him to undergo a DNA test to ascertain the veracity of a young man's claim that he is his biological son. Justice S Ravindra Bhat said, "There is imminent need for him to give blood sample to conduct the scientific test." The court turned down the 85-year-old former Andhra Pradesh Governor's plea that he cannot be forced to undergo the DNA test, saying it is the right of a child to know his or her biological father.
In his petition, 31-year-old Shekhar had demanded that Tiwari should be made to undergo a DNA test and publicly apologise and declare him as his son. Tiwari has consistently denied having had any physical relationship with Rohit's mother Ujjwal Shekhar and said this was an effort to malign him.