Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Paternity case: Court holds N D Tiwari in contempt for refusing DNA test

Veteran Congress leader N D Tiwari was today asked by the Delhi High Court to explain why it should not launch contempt of court proceeding against him for his “deliberate disobedience” of its order to give his blood sample for DNA test to determine a youth's paternity.

“Why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against defendant (Tiwari) for his deliberate, willful disobedience of the court's order,” Justice Gita Mittal said issuing the contempt notice to Tiwari.

The court issued the notice to Tiwari four days after conceding that the 85-year-old leader cannot be compelled to give his blood sample for DNA test as per the court's last year order.

While issuing the notice to Tiwari, Justice Mittal also referred to her order in which she had taken on record Tiwari's refusal to comply with the court's previous direction to provide blood sample for the DNA test.

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