New Delhi, July 28: Delhi high court judge Reva Khetrapal's decision to disclose the test result of Congress leader N D Tiwari's paternity came after a division bench of acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw earlier in the day dismissed his appeal against the single judge's July 19 decision, saying, "Not opening the DNA report may lead to a lengthy process".
The court, which recorded that Tiwari's lawyer did not appear, asked the advocates for Rohit Shekhar and Ujjwala, who had sought the DNA test, to come in the chamber for opening of the sealed report and minutes later, declared the result in the open courtroom.
In Dehra Dun, Tiwari refused to come before the media but circulated a press statement saying it was all a private matter and that he bore no grudge against Shekhar. "I have full rights to live as I want and appeal to all that this is my personal matter. It is not good to interfere into someone else's personal life. Do not give any importance to it," he said.
Alleging that he had been "framed", Tiwari said: "Due to my simplicity, at this point of my age, my trusted people hatched a conspiracy against me in a planned way. My sympathy is with Mr Rohit Shekhar. I also have no grudge against Mr Rohit Shekhar," he said.