DNA Case: Delhi HC refers contempt plea against N D Tiwari to another bench

ANI5 November 2012

New Delhi, Nov.5 (ANI): Delhi High Court judge Mr. Justice Rajiv Shakdher will preside over a bench that will hear a contempt plea against former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand chief minister N.D.Tiwari for not depositing a fine of Rs 25,000 and expenses incurred by his "son" Rohit Shekhar in connection with Tiwari's DNA test despite court orders.

"Let the matter be heard by concerned bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher on November 7," Justice Reva Khetrapal said, adding the particular court was authorised to hear such pleas.

Shekhar, 32, filed the contempt proceedings over earlier claims of being the biological son of the 86-year-old veteran Congress leader.

"The defendant no.1/ contemnor (Tiwari) had not paid the costs amounting to Rs 25,000 and the amount of Rs 21,000 paid on his (Tiwari) behalf for travel expenses of his authorised representative to the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad on June 1, 2012," the plea said.

Rohit, in his plea, has also referred to an April 27 order of the high court which not only imposed a cost of Rs 25,000 on Tiwari, but also said that police assistance may be taken for procuring his blood sample to ascertain paternity claim.

Tiwari was to pay to Rohit the cost incurred on the travel of his representative to the CDFD, Hyderabad to oversee the DNA test proceedings.

Rohit and his mother are involved in bitter legal battles with Tiwari as they have filed various pleas against each other after the youth first moved the high court in 2008 for getting declared the leader his biological father. (ANI)