Balasore, Aug 25: Next time you think twice before providing someone a cheque if you don’t have sufficient balance in your account.
You may be fined and even sentenced to undergo months-long jail term if the cheque got bounced.
Hearing a case of ‘cheque bounce’, the judicial magistrate of Nilagiri court in Balasore district on Friday has sentenced a person to undergo imprisonment for six month for providing a cheque which bounced.
The accused Rabindra Ghadei of Dhobasila village under Nilagiri police station also has been asked to pay Rs 10,000 rupees to the victim as fine.
According to the prosecution, Rabindra had borrowed Rs 30,000 from one Pravat Nayak of same village on January 15, 2002. He had to return back the money by June 3, same year. But he had given Pravat a cheque of Rs 30,000 not the cash.
“When I deposited the cheque in the bank his account showed nil balance. I requested him to return my money, but he didn’t pay heed to it. Finally I had to lodge a case in the court of judicial magistrate Nilagiri against Rabindra,” Pravat told.
The court has ordered Rabindra to give Rs 40,000 to Pravat and a jail term of six months.