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JAMMU: Sub-Judge Jammu Kusum Pandita on Tuesday summoned Shoaib Nabi Lone former MLA Sangrama and presently District President, Pradesh Congress Committee, Baramulla in a complaint filed against him under Section 138 of Negotiable Instrument Act regarding the dishonor of a cheque dated July 19, 2018 amounting to Rs. 54.50 lakh.
The summons for personal appearance of Shoaib Nabi Lone have been issued in a complaint filed by Harmeet Singh Sasan, son of Gurbakash Singh, resident of Extension Trikuta Nagar, Jammu wherein it was alleged that the complainant had given financial assistance to Shoaib Nabi Lone amounting to Rs. 54.50 lakh with the condition that he will repay the aforesaid amount within time as agreed by both but he failed to repay the aforesaid amount to the complainant within the stipulated time.
In the complaint it was further alleged that after great persuasion Shoaib Nabi Lone issued a cheque bearing No.189790 dated July 19, 2018 for an amount of Rs.54.50 lakh in favour of the complainant and the complainant presented the same to his banker ICICI Bank Ltd Branch Gandhi Nagar, Jammu and the banker of Shoaib Nabi Lone i.e. J&K Bank Branch Dalina, Baramulla returned the cheque with the plea that the cheque is dishonored on account of ‘refer to drawer’.
The court in its order observed that despite the issuance of notice by the complainant through counsel for demand of the amount, the accused Shoaib Nabi Lone has failed to pay the same within stipulated time and as such complainant has substantiated the allegations against the accused at this stage and prima-facie a case for commission of offence under Section 138 Negotiable Instrument Act has been established and as such the accused is required to be summoned.
With these observations and directions, the court directed the Registry to issue summons for appearance of accused Shoaib Nabi Lone in the Court for the next date of hearing on October 1, 2018.
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