Paternity case: Delhi HC rejects ND Tiwari’s proposal for settlement outside court

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The Delhi Court on Friday dismissed the proposal of veteran Congress leader ND Tiwari for settlement of paternity case outside the court after his biological son Rohit Shekhar refused to do so.

Seeking to settle the matter peacefully, the proposal to settle the matter “amicably” outside the court was put forth by Tiwari on February 19.

The paternity suit was filed by Shekhar in 2008, in which he had claimed that Tiwari was his biological father. However, the Congress leader has denied the claim.

The court had declared Tiwari as the biological father of Shekhar in 2012 on the basis of the DNA test report and directed him to pay a fine of Rs. 2.5 lakh to the petitioner.

However, Tiwari expressed his inability to pay the fine claiming that being a retired freedom fighter, he survives on pension.

The court had also rejected his plea to be allowed to be cross-examined outside the court owing to his ill-health.