Guwahati, November 26: Anand Kumar of Super-30 was fined Rs 50, 000 by the Gauhati High Court on Tuesday for failing in connection with PIL filed by four students of IIT-G (Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati) accusing him of cheating. The court also ordered him to be personally present on the next date of hearing, November 28, the Hindustan Times reported. 'Super 30' Real Hero Anand Kumar inspires Young Indians in this Interview.
On November 19, the High Court had asked Kumar to be present on November 26. Kumar, however, had not appeared in the court. Hence it directed him to pay Rs 10,000 each to the five guardians and students, who were present in court as compensation,” said Amit Goyal, advocate for the petitioners, to Hindustan Times.
The case dates back to September 2018 when four students of IIT-G had moved to the court alleging that Kumar was cleating IITs and JEE aspirants and their guardian by “giving manipulated and false results”. They said that when students landed Patna to enrol in Super 30, they were admitted to another coaching centre called Ramanujan School of Mathematics by charging Rs 33,000 tuition fees. Meet Anand Kumar, Real Hero of Super 30: Top Facts About Bihar's IIT Coach Played by Hrithik Roshan in Vikas Bahl's Biopic.
The petitioners had also claimed that Kumar was not qualified to teach IIT aspirants. Based on the petition, Guwahati HC had issued notices in September 2018 to Kumar and Abhayanand, who co-started Super 30 with Kumar in 2002. Abhayanad in January filed an affidavit and said that he has no idea how Super 30 is working after 2002. Kumar, however, has not appeared or replied to the court's notice.
Super 30 is a Patna-based education institute which prepares students from economically underprivileged sections of society for entrance test to the IITs.