In the first time of India’s history, Delhi High Court today has made public the result of a DNA paternity test on file suits to establish the paternity. And the DNA test is of a well-known politician, 86-year-old Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari who is a former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal and former governor of Andhra Pradesh.
On basis of DNA test report which is positive, conducted at a Hyderabad-based laboratory, the court said, “Tiwari is reported to be the biological father of Rohit Shekhar and Ujjwala Sharma is reported to be the biological mother”.
Rohit is a Delhi-based law graduate and he was presented in the court with his biological mother Ujjwala. He had, in a paternity suit, sought a declaration from court that Mr. Tiwari is his biological father.
Now the fact is that whether Rohit take Tiwari surname or not as Ujjwala said it is up to her son to decide if he wanted the Tiwari surname.
“I am not the illegitimate son, he is my illegitimate father,” Rohit said.
Talking to media persons, he further added, “Tiwari’s legal troubles will start now, this is just the beginning. He will pay for all the hurt he has caused my mother for so many years.”
Delhi HC Friday’s result marked a major development in the ruling of the paternity suit filed by Shekhar in 2007, nine years when Rohit turned 18.
After a long period of refusal to give a drop of blood for the DNA test, finally Tiwari has downed and his DNA report made public. However, Tiwari said in a written statement that the charges issued by Rohit were baseless and he now moved seven appeals in Supreme Court.
Although, still the court is sought to examine all the facts related with Tiwari’s case, but by this ruling on Rohit’s petition expects significance as if, in India, a child feels any injustice was done, courts have to be moved within three years of him or her turning 18 or a major, source said.