When is an Offence Committed Under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881?

Chapter XVII of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (“Act”), including Sections 138 142, was introduced by the Parliament of India in 1988 in order to improve the acceptability of cheques by criminalizing the issuance of cheques by a person without sufficient funds in his bank account.

Position of law before and after the decision of the Apex Court in Dashrath Rupsingh Rathod v. State of Maharashtra and Anr.

In the landmark case of Dashrath Rupsingh Rathod v. State of Maharashtra and Anr. (“Dashrath . . .

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