High Court slaps fine of Rs50,000 on ‘Super 30’ mathematician Anand Kumar
PATNA: The Gauhati high court on Tuesday slapped a fine of Rs50,000 on “Super 30” fame Bihar mathematician Anand Kumar for failing to appear before the court despite the earlier order.
The bench has now directed the mathematician to personally appear before the court during the next date of hearing on November 28.
“The bench was unhappy that despite its earlier order, Kumar had not appeared in court. Hence it directed him to pay Rs 10,000 each to the five guardians and students, who were present in court as compensation,” advocate for the petitioners Amit Goyal was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
Anand Kumar who has been charged with “cheating” the students by a group of four ITTians had been told by the Gauhati high court to appear in person on November 26.
The court had also warned of issuing a bailable warrant of arrest against him if he chose to ignore this order.
However, Kumar didn’t appear before the court today, and rather chose to proceed on foreign tour. The mathematician is currently on tour of United Kingdom, addressing students at Cambridge University.
The court had earlier issued the notice to Kumar while acting on a petition of four students from northeast questioning transparency in the functioning of the “Super 30”, a free coaching institute upon which a movie featuring Hrithik Roshan has also been made.
“…most of the time, the Respondent No.8 roams to different places in India and outside India and doesn’t devote sufficient time to the IIT aspirants who took admission in the Ramanujam School of Mathematics…Whenever IIT results announced, the Respondent No.8 appears before the Media with some of the students of the Ramanujam School of Mathematics and other students and claims that they are Super 30 students and qualified in the IIT exam. The false propaganda created by the Respondent No.8 is not only cheating the IIT aspirants and their guardians but also the common people of this country including the people from the northeast,” the petitioners alleged in their petition, according to a news website.
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