Technical defects should not come in the way of justice: Supreme Court restores trial in cheque bounce case

The top court was dealing with a case where a judicial magistrate, at the stage of final arguments, had effectively closed the case on opining that it did not have territorial jurisdiction to hear the matter.
Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice SV Bhatti
Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice SV Bhatti

Technical defects or irregularities should not hinder the provision of substantial justice, observed the Supreme Court recently while restoring a cheque bounce case that had effectively been closed on account of one such technical ground [Bijoy Shankar Mishra vs State of Jharkhand and anr].

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