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Now let us examine how the amendments made to NI Act with the insertion of Sections 143 to 147(effective from 06.02.2003) brought strength to deal with certain deficiencies noticed in the Act. Salient features of amendments are as follows:

Time limit for issuance of notice for demanding payment of dishonoured cheque amount is increased from 15 days to 30 days from the date of receipt of bankerís memo of dishonour. (Section 138}

Imprisonment term has been extended up to two years in place of one year. Similarly the amount of fine is increased to double the amount of the cheque dishonoured. {Section 138}

It recognised serving of summons by post/courier approved by sessionís court for speedy trial/ prosecution. In case of refusal to receive summon, it shall be deemed to have been duly served on certification by the authorised person of postal department or courier for this purpose. {Section 144}.

The most important of all is that evidence of complainant may be given by way of an affidavit and such an evidence can be a basis for issuance of summons. Discretion has been given to court to accept affidavit on evidence and only on request of the accused summon. {Section 145}

Bankers memo can be accepted as prima facie evidence for cognizance of offence {Section 146}

Another notable feature is that Section 147 permits compounding of the offence which means an escape route is provided for avoiding imprisonment even during the trial.

It is clear from the above amendments that the main thrust of these amendments was to provide for a speedy and time bound trial. Courts have been given power to try the offence by summary trial for expeditious disposal of 138 cases and Section 143 states that endeavour shall be made to complete the trial within six months from the date of the complaint.


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