A Bench of Justices Aftab Alam and R M Lodha asked the 85-year-old politician, who has been directed by the Delhi High Court to undergo DNA test, to suggest by Friday the modalities for it. “We want to ensure that there must be something on which the court can rely if something happens to you (Tiwari),” the Bench said.
The paternity suit in the Delhi High Court has been filed by Rohit Shekhar, 31, who claims to be Tiwari's biological son. “It (DNA report) may turn out to be waste paper if the paternity suit doesn't pass the first legal hurdle. But what would happen if something happens to you?,” the Court said.
The apex court suggested that the DNA test could be carried out on a hair sample, instead of a blood specimen. It said that the outcome of the test will be kept in a sealed cover.