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Supreme Court sets up special courts in 5 states for cheque-bounce cases

To function in Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and UP from Sept 1


Bhavini Mishra New Delhi
In a relief to victims in cheque-bounce cases, the Supreme Court on Thursday ordered setting up of special courts headed by retired judges in the five states with the most number of pending cases. The three-judge Bench of Justice L Nageswara Rao, Justice B R Gavai, and Justice S Ravindra Bhat in this suo motu case said the special courts would be set up from September 1 in Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh, to hear such cases under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act (cheque dishonour).

“We have incorporated the suggestions of the amicus curiae (friend of the

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First Published: May 20 2022 | 12:42 AM IST

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