Nature of grievance

When a cheque, which was given in discharge / satisfaction / payment of a legally enforceable debt, is dishonoured on presentation, a criminal complaint u/s 138 of Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, may be filed before the competent Magistrates Court. A statutory Notice is required to be given to the drawer of the cheque before initiating criminal proceedings. Further, the law prescribes a time limit within which the statutory notice should be given, and further prescribes the time limit within which the complaint should be filed