The Gauhati High Court has expressed displeasure after Patna-based math genius Anand Kumar failed to appear before the High Court on November 26th, 2019 as per its order dated November 19th, 2019.
The Division Bench of Gauhati High Court comprising Chief Justice Ajai Lamba and Justice A M Bujarbaruah directed Anand to personally present before the High Court on November 28th, 2019. Further, the Court directed him to compensate the five students from Patna and their guardians who were present in the court today. The court directed Anand to pay Rs 10,000 each amounting to Rs 50,000.
Ashok Saraf, Senior Advocate appeared for the petitioners whereas, Nilay Dutta, Senior Advocate appeared for Anand and K N Choudhary, Senior Advocate appeared for Abhayanand, a 1977 batch IPS officer and former DGP before the High Court on November 26th, 2019.
Amit Goyal, advocate for the petitioners told Time8 that Anand in his reply filed before High Court has not replied to the allegations of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati’s students as directed by the High Court.
Avinash Baro, Bikash Das, Monjit Doley and Dhaniram Taw – the four students of IIT Guwahati – has claimed that Anand is a fraud and accordingly has filed a PIL at the Gauhati High Court in September 2018.
The IIT Guwahati students alleged that though Anand has claimed that 26 out of 30 students from his ‘Super 30’ group have cleared the IIT entrance exam in 2018, till now, he has not disclosed the names of the qualifying students.
“Because of the wrong projection given by Anand, each year a number of students from different part of country approach him with full faith and hope that he will help them in qualifying the IIT entrance exam. But after reaching there, Anand enrols them in his coaching Institute namely Ramanujam School of Mathematics by charging a huge amount of money about Rs 33,000 per student in the name of teaching them,” Goyal said.
‘Super 30’ is an educational programme started in Patna, India under the banner of Ramanujan School of Mathematics. It was co-founded by Abhayanand, a 1977 batch IPS officer and, Anand, a maths teacher in the year 2002.
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