Procedure Of A Cheque Bounce Case
By Advocate B.Srikiran / 2017-01-12
This guide explains the importance of Section 138 from the perspective of the person claiming his rightful legally enforceable debt as well as the accused in a cheque bounce case in India.

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Money is a movable property, it means that it is transferable. For this purpose, there are several modes i.e. cash, demand draft, cheque etc. Cheque as a Negotiable Instrument has been used in the commercial world for a long period of time as one of the most modes of transferring money. The person who transfers the money is called drawer and to whom it is transferred is known as payee.

Definition of Cheque

There is a definition of cheque under the Section 6 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 which states that “a cheque is a bill of exchange drawn on a specified banker, and not expressed to be payable otherwise than on demand”.

Meaning of a Cheque Bounce

If drawer sends any cheque to payee regarding payment of a loan, salary, fees but instead of payment, it is returned by the bank which is known as drawee to the payee stating lack of sufficient funds in the account of the drawer then this is called the dishonour of cheque. The definition of dishonour of cheque is mention under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881. A cheque bounce case lawyer in India can help you to file a cheque bounce case against the drawer.

This guide explains the importance of Section 138 from the perspective of the person claiming his rightful legally enforceable debt as well as the accused in a cheque bounce case in India.

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