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Set up pilot courts to deal with cheque bounce cases, orders Supreme Court

Supreme court orders establishment of pilot courts presided over by retired judges in five districts of five states that have the highest pendency of cheque bounce cases

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The Supreme Court bench passed the verdict after the apex court took suo moto cognizance of the matter last year.

BS Web TeamAgencies New Delhi
In a bid to reduce the pendency of cheque bounce cases under Section 138 of the the Negotiable Instruments Act, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the establishment of pilot courts presided over by retired judges in five districts of five states that have the highest pendency, i.e., Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh.

A bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao, BR Gavai and S Ravindra Bhat said that it has accepted suggestions made by amicus Senior Advocate Sidharth Luthra on establishments of pilot courts.

The Supreme Court bench passed the verdict after the apex court took suo moto cognizance

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First Published: May 19 2022 | 11:13 AM IST

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