Woman gets one-year jail in cheque-bounc­ing case

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A Delhi court has sen­tenced a woman to one-year sim­ple im­pris­on­ment in a case of cheque bounc­ing. It also asked her to re­turn the Rs 21.7 lakh de­faulted amount to com­plainant Sangeeta Chadha, fail­ing which she will have to un­dergo six months’ im­pris­on­ment.

Ac­cord­ing to the com­plaint, Ka­jal Khar­banda had is­sued two cheques of Rs 16.7 lakh and Rs 5 lakh in favour of Chadha af­ter she failed to sell a plot at Prakash Mo­halla Garhi in East of Kailash in South Delhi to her as per an agree­ment be­tween the two. Chadha had ear­lier made an ad­vance pay­ment of Rs 20 lakh to the con­vict to pur­chase the land for an amount of Rs 50 lakh.

When the com­plainant de­posited the two cheques at the Kar­nataka Bank in East of Kailash on which they were drawn for en­cash­ment, they were dis­hon­oured due to in­suf­fi­cient funds in Khar­banda’s ac­count. The com­plainant then filed a com­plaint for re­cov­ery of the amount af­ter the other party failed to re­spond to the le­gal no­tice served on her for pay­ment of the amount.

Hold­ing Khar­banda guilty, Metropoli­tan Mag­is­trate Ashok Kumar said: “In view of the fore­go­ing dis­cus­sion, it is proved that the cheques were pre­sented against a legally re­cov­er­able li­a­bil­ity in favour of the com­plainant and the cheques got dis­hon­oured for rea­son of in­suf­fi­cient funds.

“The cheques were drawn and is­sued on ac­count of the ac­cused and for which pay­ment was not made within the pe­riod of 15 days of the le­gal no­tice. In view of the afore­said facts the ac­cused is con­victed for the of­fence un­der Sec­tion 138 of the Ne­go­tiable In­stru­ments Act.”

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