Tewari files plea to prevent DNA report from being made public

Dehra Dun : Having used the judicial process to delay, if not put into abeyance, getting his DNA test done in the case filed by Rohit Shekhar, to prove that Narain Dutt is his biological father, the former Uttarakhand chief minister and Andhra Pradesh governor is on his dilly dallying tactics once again.

On the intervention of the apex court of the country and directions of the Delhi High Court, a high-level team had gone to his Forest Research Institute campus located residence to take his blood sample and send it to the forensic laboratory to get the DNA test done.

The laboratory had some days back sent the report of the test to the Registrar, Delhi High Court. However, the report has not been made public and is likely to come up at the next date of the hearing of the case. Fearing that the cat may be out of the bag, Tewari has again approached the Delhi High Court that till the case is completed the report not be made public.

In a petition filed by him, the veteran Congress leader has citing an order of the Supreme Court prayed that till the legal process is completed in the paternity suit filed against him by Rohit Shekhar, the report of the DNA test conducted by the forensic laboratory not be made public.

A journalist with over 40 years of experience, Jagdish Bhatt is Editor Hill Post (Uttarakhand). Jagdish has worked with India's leading English dailies, which include Times of India, Indian Express, Pioneer and several other reputed publications. A highly acclaimed journalist, Jagdish is a recipient of many awards, latest being the 2011 Development Journalism Award. He lives in Dehra Dun.

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