GUWAHATI, Nov 28 - Mathematician Anand Kumar of Super 30 fame today deposited Rs 50,000 as directed by the Gauhati High Court and sought apology for not being able to appear before it on the earlier date fixed by the court.
The court had directed Kumar to pay Rs 50,000 to the guardians and students who had alleged that they were duped by Kumar in the name of Super 30.
Senior advocate Dr Ashok Saraf, appearing for the petitioners who are presently pursuing IIT-JEE, submitted before the court that it was because of the wrong projection that each year a number of students from the North East and other parts of India are being duped.
Amit Goyal, appearing for the petitioners, appealed to the High Court to take note of the averments made in the PIL, the affidavit filed by Abhayanand, ex-DGP, Bihar and affidavits filed by other students who claimed that they have been cheated by Kumar in the name of Super 30.
The PIL now stands withdrawn and the petitioners have been asked to approach the court, which has jurisdiction over Patna.