How long do I need to wait after issuing notice to the drawer of cheque to initiate Court proceedings?

After giving notice to the drawer of cheque, you need to file a complaint case with the help of experienced cheque bounce lawyers in India against the drawer under Section 138 of Negotiable Instruments Act within 30 days from the expiry of notice period. The notice period is of 15 days. Thus, to put it in a simple way, you need to file a complaint case against drawer within 45 days (15+30) from the date of issue of notice. Failure to do so will lead to a loss of remedy under procedure of Section 138 of N. I. Act.

However, there exists an alternate remedy to file a summary suit (civil legal proceeding) for recovery of money and to initiate proceedings under Section 420 of Indian Penal Code within 3 years from the date of issue of cheque. It is advisable to consult the best cheque bounce advocate to know the appropriate remedy available to you in your case.

 


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