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Tiwari moves HC over DNA report

Veteran Congress leader N D Tiwari moved the Delhi High Court on Thursday against its single judge's order to open his DNA report on Friday to decide the paternity suit of a youth claiming to be his biological son

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 27, 2012 12:21:05 am

Veteran Congress leader N D Tiwari on Thursday moved the Delhi High Court on Thursday against its single judge’s order to open his DNA report on Friday to decide the paternity suit of a youth claiming to be his biological son.

The 87-year-old Tiwari,in his application,has pleaded with the court to protect his “right to reputation”,and has contended that the single-judge bench had adopted a “shortcut” to decide the suit which was in contravention to an earlier Supreme Court order.

“The single judge failed to appreciate that in a civil dispute,where the undisputed position of the parties is that no criminality is involved,the appellant’s (Tiwari) right to reputation has to be protected,” said Tiwari citing the Supreme Court’s May 24 order.

“The single judge failed to appreciate that evolving a shortcut to decide the pending suit would result in grave injustice to the appellant and his fundamental right to avail the procedure established by law like any other citizen would be prejudiced and would result in irreparable damage,” the plea said,while seeking the bench to quash the single judge’s July 20 order.

Tiwari earlier had filed an application before the single judge for keeping the DNA report confidential and holding in-camera proceedings in the case,saying that the Supreme Court had given such a direction on May 24.

The single judge had,however,dismissed Tiwari’s plea against making his DNA report public.

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