New Delhi: “Enough is enough,” the Supreme Court said Tuesday while reprimanding veteran Congress leader N.D. Tiwari for having disobeyed an order to give a blood samples for DNA test in a paternity suit.
Tiwari, 86, had moved the apex court challenging the Delhi High Court’s direction ordering him to give his blood samples in the suit filed by Rohit Shekhar, 31, who claims to be the politician’s biological son.
The apex court bench of Justice Aftab Alam and Justice C.K. Prasad disapproved of the conduct of the veteran leader and said “enough is enough”.
The politician said in his plea that the high court’s Dec 23, 2010 direction to him for giving blood samples was based on a misreading of the law.
The apex court made it clear that it would not grant any stay on the high court order. The apex court March 18, 2011 had asked the Congress leader to submit his blood samples.
Appearing for the octogenarian, counsel Sushil Kumar Jain told the apex court that the high court in a civil suit could not have directed Tiwari to submit his blood samples.
As Jain sought relief in view of Tiwari’s age, the court said that even last year when it had passed an order it kept his age in mind.
Jain objected to the high court’s order that in case Tiwari failed to submit the samples then the same could be obtained by police.
The court said that it would examine the question of law arising in Tiwari’s petition when the matter would come up for hearing in November.
Appearing for Sekhar, senior counsel P.S. Patwalia told the court that Tiwari was in contempt of the high court and the apex court as he deliberately disregarded the orders of the two courts by refusing to submit blood samples.