April 2019

Issue involved in this matter is whether Section 143-A introduced by the Amendment Act No.20 of 2018 in the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 has retrospective application or not?As an interim measure, we direct the petitioner to deposit the sum, namely 15% of the cheque amount

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Provisions of Section 143 A of Negotiable Instruments Act inserted by Amendment Act, 2018 being substantive are prospective in nature – Cannot apply to pending cases.   All provisions relating to punishment, execution, fine and compensation and recovery as contained in Cr.P.C has to be read in conjunction and in harmony with Section Section 143 A of Negotiable Instruments Act. Amendment in Section 148 NIA apply to pending proceedings

By | April 21st, 2019|Cheque Bounce|

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Dishonour of Cheque—Death of Complainant—Legal representative of complainant can be substituted as a complainant        

By | April 12th, 2019|Cheque Bounce|

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March 2019

Dishonour of Cheque—Blank Cheque—Subsequent filing in of an unfilled signed cheque is not an alteration. Dishonour of Cheque—Presumption of debt—The existence of a fiduciary relationship between the payee of a cheque and its drawer, would not disentitle the payee to the benefit of the presumption under Section 139.

By | March 16th, 2019|Cheque Bounce|

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Dishonour of Cheque—Comparison of Writing—There is no embargo for the holder of the cheque to fill up its body, in case, blank cheque is handed-over to him by a person to discharge his liability with instructions to fill it at appropriate time

By | March 9th, 2019|Cheque Bounce|

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February 2019

November 2018

Indian Penal Code, 1860, S.174-A–Proclaimed Offender-Quashing-Dishonour of Cheque-Petitioner was not served in the case because of non-furnishing of the correct address by the respondent—Thus impugned order declaring the petitioner as proclaimed person and directing the SHO to register FIR is not sustainable-Impugned order quashed-Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, S.138.

By | November 28th, 2018|Cheque Bounce|

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Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, S. 138—Dishonour of Cheque- Compounding of Offence—Imposition of cost as suggested in Damodar S. Prabhu’s case by the competent court is a matter of discretion-Court can reduce the costs with regard to specific facts and circumstances of a case while recording reasons in writing for such variance.

By | November 10th, 2018|Cheque Bounce|

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Dishonour of Cheque—Rebuttable Presumption—The presumption under Section 139 of the NIAct can be rebutted by raising probable defence.

By | November 10th, 2018|Cheque Bounce|

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April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

Legally enforceable debt – Even entry of Rs. 200/- was made, but no entry for advancing a loan of Rs. 7 lacs to the accused was made-Complainant has failed to explain qua advancement of loan to the accused and that the legally enforceable debt is not proved— Complaint dismissed.

By | February 25th, 2018|Cheque Bounce|

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Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, S.256–Dishonour of Cheque-Dismissal in default- -Absence of complainant-Absence was not intentional rather due to reason that his counsel noted wrong date—Complaint restored

By | February 24th, 2018|Cheque Bounce|

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November 2017

October 2017

Dishonour of Cheque—Offence by Company—If drawer of cheque (company) is not party, complaint qua accused is not maintainable merely because he was signatory of cheque. Dishonour of Cheque—Offence by Company—Complaint against director but company was not impleaded—Company cannot be allowed to be impleaded u/s 319 Cr.P. C—Complaint quashed.

By | October 26th, 2017|Cheque Bounce|

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August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, S.142-A(3)-Dishonour of Cheque-Jurisdiction of Court—(as amended w.e.f. 15.6.2015) Large number of cheques issued by accused- – Cheques dishonoured when presented to Ludhiana Branch of Bank-Courts at Ludhiana shall have the jurisdiction to entertain and try all these complaints as per law

By | June 19th, 2017|Cheque Bounce|

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Dishonour of Cheque–Compromise- Conviction of accused u/s 138 of N.I. Act-Parties entered into compromise during revision-Entire cheque amount paid-Conviction and Sentence, set aside

By | June 17th, 2017|Cheque Bounce|

Comments Off on Dishonour of Cheque–Compromise- Conviction of accused u/s 138 of N.I. Act-Parties entered into compromise during revision-Entire cheque amount paid-Conviction and Sentence, set aside