Documents required to be submitted at the time of cheque bounce case

whether all the original documents must be submitted at the time of complaint u/s 138 of N.I.Act? Who is responsible for missing during the trial?

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During dishonour of cheque the complaint is required to be filed before Magistrate Court wherein the Cheque, Bank Memo and Legal notice along with acknowledgment is required to be submitted in original.

In the originals and complaint are preserved with the concerned Court and in case the same is misplaced the concerned court is responsible is it under there perview.

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yes, all original documents should be submitted in the court at the time of filing itself. It is advisable to submit all the documents at the time of filing itself in order to expedite the proceedings. if you want to submit it later than you can submit at the time of evidence. and once submitted, the court will be responsible for the maintenance of that documents.

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1. When you are filing a complaint u/s 138 of the N.I.Act, all the original documents which shows the reason for cheque bounce like bank statements, original cheque, cheque return memorandum, notice under the N.I.Act, shall be produced before the Negotiable Act Court.

2. The original cheque which is bounced shall be produced and submitted before the court during the stage of evidence and it will be under the custody of the hon'ble court only. So, there will be no chance of missing or misplaced of the original documents.

Vipul B. Sundesha
Advocate, Gujarat High Court

205 votes

Yes, by a list of documents. Take phtoocopies for record. Loss of documents rarely happens. The court may accept copies on loss of original by the court. Main document is the cheque. So b prepared to submit all original documents.

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