New Delhi, (Agencies): Delhi High Court Joint Registrar Deepak Garg on Tuesday fixed Feb 19 to decide on when and how to collect Tiwari's blood sample for a DNA test.

According to the court, Tiwari's counsel and Rohit Shekhar, the petitioner, on Tuesday appeared to complete the formalities in the paternity suit.

The high court on Monday had given Tiwari a day to complete the formalities regarding the DNA test on the petition filed by Shekhar (31).

Tiwari, the former Chief Minister of undivided Uttar Pradesh and later Uttarakhand had opposed the paternity suit.

The high court Dec 23 had ordered Tiwari to undergo the DNA test to ascertain Shekhar's claim.

The single-member bench of Justice S. Ravindra Bhatt said: "We cannot disregard the right of a child to know about his or her biological father."