Gravity of complaint under Negotiable Instruments Act cannot be equated with IPC offences: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court altered a sentence of conviction under NI Act in a 25-year-old dispute by doing away with simple imprisonment and enhancing fine.
Gravity of complaint under Negotiable Instruments Act cannot be equated with IPC offences: Supreme Court
CJI NV Ramana, Justice Surya Kant, Justice AS Bopanna

The Supreme Court on Thursday reaffirmed the principle that the gravity of a complaint for an offence under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments (NI) Act cannot be equated with an offence under the Indian Penal Code or other criminal offences. (Triyambak S. Hegde vs. Sripad)

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