New Delhi, Nov 2: A plea was filed Thursday in the Delhi High Court seeking initiation of contempt of court proceedings against veteran Congress leader N.D. Tiwari for allegedly not paying Rs.25,000 as fine and expenses incurred on his DNA test.
The DNA test of the 87-year-old politician was conducted on the court's order linked to a paternity suit filed by Rohit Shekhar, 32, who claimed to be Tiwari's biological son.
Shekhar filed the suit in 2008. The court in July, going through the DNA report, said that the report confirmed that Tiwari was the biological father of Shekhar.
In his plea filed Thursday, Shekhar said: "The defendant no.1/contemnor (Tiwari) had not paid the costs amounting to Rs.25,000...to the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad on June 1."
"The conduct of Tiwari must be dealt with in the strictest of terms by the court to curb this dangerous trend and pattern of continuous contempt of court, rendering the legal process endless and delivery of justice impossible," the plea said.
Shekhar, seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against Tiwari, referred to the April 27 order of court which imposed a cost of Rs.25,000 on the politician for defying the court's order for providing his blood sample to ascertain the paternity claim.
The plea said that Tiwari also had to pay to Shekhar the cost he incurred in the travel of his representative to the CDFD to oversee the DNA test proceedings.