Cheque Bounce

Cheque Bounce

Even after conviction, the Cheque Bounce Case Will Be Compounded: HP HC

The Himachal Pradesh High Court recently delivered a judgement that a cheque bounce case might continue even after a conviction.
In this instance, the accused issued a cheque with the intention of paying off his debt, but the cheque was returned unpaid when it was presented to the relevant bank.

The trial court found the petitioner-accused guilty of violating Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act and sentenced him accordingly to three months of simple imprisonment and restitution to the respondent/complainant in the amount of Rs. 4,80,000.

The accused chose to appeal, but it was also dismissed in the court of the Additional Sessions Judge. The petitioner accused further appealed the aforementioned decision to the Himachal Pradesh High Court, which likewise resulted in dismissal.