Srinagar, June 14: Srinagar Court Tuesday sentenced a man to two years’ imprisonment in a cheque bounce case and further directed the convict to pay Rs 11.64 lakh compensation to the complainant.
After hearing prosecution and defence counsel, court of Judge of Small Causes Court Srinagar presided over by Fayaz Ahmad Qureshi said that all the essential ingredients in instant complaint prescribed by statute have been proved.
Court further observed that accused person has made confession of the guilt and as such, there is no need for further evidence to prove the complaint.
“In view of the volunteer confession of the accused person, this court deems it appropriate to convict the accused. Accordingly, the accused person is convicted,” the Court said.
“This court deems it appropriate to convict the accused and award sentence of imprisonment of two years for the commission of offence.
The Court sentenced the convict to a simple imprisonment of one year and rigorous imprisonment for a period of one year.
“In total, the accused person shall serve a sentence of imprisonment of two years. Besides, the accused person shall pay a compensation amount of Rs 11.64 lakh which is double the cheque of Rs 5.82 Lakhs,” Court said.
The Court directed the convict to pay the compensation amount of Rs.11.64 Lacs to the complainant within a period of one month failing which the same shall be recovered in accordance with law.
As per prosecution, the convict Tanveer Hussain Malla of Durbal Bemina had approached the complainant Ghulam Mohidin Lone of Sogam Lolab and offered him a piece of land measuring 10 Marlas situated at Hamdania Colony Bemina, Srinagar for sale.
The deal for purchase of land was struck between the parties. It was further contended that when the complainant asked the accused for execution and registration of the proper sale-deed in his favor, it came to the knowledge of the complainant that the accused was having no title over the land.
The convict agreed to repay the advance sale consideration by issuing a cheque which was dishonored by the bank on the ground of “insufficient funds”.kns