New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday sought assistance from a city dispensary to take the blood sample of veteran Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari in the paternity suit. Possibilities are that Tiwari’s blood sample for DNA test would be collected in the High Court on June 1.

Deepak Garg, Joint Registrar has directed the registry office to issue a notice to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) on May 10, to discuss the procedure to collect blood samples of Tiwari, petitioner Rohit Shekhar and his mother Ujwala Sharma.

Tiwari’s lawyer has opposed the move by saying his client is a busy politician who is 85 years old. “Hence, without Tiwari’s permission the date of blood sampling should not be fixed,” the lawyer said.

Meanwhile, the Centre for DNA, Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) at Hyderabad sent its response along with the blood collection kit to the court for taking the blood samples.

In the last hearing, the court had asked the head of the CDFD to explain the procedure for the DNA test. Justice Gita Mittal had asked CDFD to conduct the DNA test on ND Tiwari.

On December 23, 2010 High court had ordered Tiwari to undergo DNA tests in the paternity suit. Petitioner Rohit Shekhar has claimed that he is Tiwari’s biological son.

The Supreme Court upheld Delhi High Court’s decision and instructed the Congress stalwart to undergo the DNA test. Meanwhile, Joint Registrar will decide the time and date for the collection of Tiwari’s blood sample for the DNA test.

(JPN/Bureau)