Court awards six months imprisonment in cheque bounce case


JAMMU, May 19: Railway Magistrate Jam-mu RK Lalhal today awar-ded six months imprisonment and fine Rs 96000 to one Pawan Gupta in cheque bounce case after 15 years of Trial.
Railway Magistrate Jammu RK Lalhal after hearing both the sides observed that accused has miserably failed to rebut the presumptions under Sections 118(a) and 139 of Negotiable Instrument Act even on the preponderance of probabilities whereas the complainant has succeeded in proving this case beyond reasonable doubt. Accordingly, as to what has been discussed above, accused namely Pawan Kumar Gupta is held guilty and is convicted of the offence under section 138 of Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 and awarded six months imprisonment and fine Rs 96000/- which is equivalent to the amount of cheque along with interest (a) 6% per annum from the date of cheque till the date of judgment and indefault of payment of fine, the accused shall further under go simple imprisonment for one month. It is further ordered that both the sentences shall run consecutively. The fine shall be paid to the complainant as compensation. JNF

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