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Capital police register 3,116 cheque bouncing cases in three years.

ISLAMABAD -- Capital Police have registered 3116 cases on account of cheque bouncing during last thee years (January 01, 2016 to December 31, 2018) while 2,366 accused were granted bails by courts.

Of the total registered cases of cheque bouncing in

Federal Capital, 2,703 were challaned while 383 were cancelled during the period.

A data issued by Interior Division on Wednesday revealed that during year 2016, Capital Police registered 1033 cases of cheque bouncing under section 489-F PPC, out of which 980 challaned, 51 cancelled, 980 accused arrested and 930 persons were granted bail by respective courts.

Similarly, during year 2017, 1027 cases of cheque bouncing were registered out of which 875 challaned, 152 cancelled, 875 accused arrested and 651 persons were granted bail. During year 2018, 1058 cases of cheque bouncing were registered, out of which 848 challaned, 180 cancelled, 848 accused arrested and 785 persons were granted bail. The accused persons have been granted bails under section 497 Criminal Procedure Code, 1898 by concerned courts. The data further showed that a person who dishonestly issues a cheque towards repayment of a loan or fulfillment of an obligation which is dishonoured on presentation, shall be punishable with imprisonment. The imprisonment may extend to 3 years, or with fine,

or with both unless he can establish, for which burden of proof shall rest on him, that he made arrangements with his bank to ensure that the cheque would be honoured and the bank is at fault in not honouring the cheque.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Mar 14, 2019
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