Whether cheque was issued for time barred debt or not cannot be decided in quashing petition under Section 482 CrPC: Supreme Court

The Court quashed an order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court which had set aside a cheque bounce case under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act.
Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India

The Supreme Court recently ruled that the question of whether a cheque had been issued for a time barred debt or not is prima facie a matter of evidence, and, hence, cannot be decided while hearing petition under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure seeking quashing of criminal proceedings [Yogesh Jain v. Sumesh Chadha].

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