Suo motu case on Cheque Bouncing cases: Section 258 CrPC not applicable to proceedings under Section 138, Constitution Bench holds

The Court also called for suitable amendments to be made to NI Act to allow for one trial against a person accused of multiple offences.
Constitution Bench, Cheque Bouncing cases
Constitution Bench, Cheque Bouncing cases

The Supreme Court today held that Section 258 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), which grants magistrates the power to stop proceedings in cases, will not apply to cheque bouncing cases under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.

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