New Delhi: Veteran Congress leader N D Tiwari was on Monday asked by the Delhi High Court to inform it within two days as to whether he wants to voluntarily give his blood sample for a DNA test in a paternity suit or police force be used for obtaining it.
Justice Reva Khetrapal also told the counsel for 86-year-old Tiwari that his client will not leave India till he gives his blood sample for the requisite DNA test in the matter in the wake of orders of the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court.
Tiwari, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, was earlier directed by the high court and the Apex Court to furnish a blood sample for the DNA test.
"It is deemed expedient that the time of two days be granted to defendant no. 1 (Tiwari) to inform whether he voluntarily wants to give blood sample for the DNA test or the court will have to take recourse to police force. List the matter on May 16," Justice Khetrapal said.
The court, meanwhile, also directed the Hyderabad-based Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) to send "requisite kits" for the DNA test to the registrar of the court.
The court rejected the plea of Tiwari's counsel that a week's time be granted to him for taking instruction in this regard from the Dehradun-based Congress leader.
"I cannot keep the matter pending as the issue has finally been decided by a division bench of this court and by the Supreme Court and nothing remains to be decided," the court said, adding, "Either you make a statement that Tiwari will not leave the country or I will restrain him."
The court's directions came on an application of 32-year-old Rohit Shekhar seeking to compel Tiwari to furnish his blood sample at the earliest to decide the four-year-old paternity suit.


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