Sunday, 14 April 2019

Supreme Court: cheque bounce cases can be tried by video conferencing

We are informed that the petitioner is lodged in Tihar

Jail, Delhi in connection with his involvement in other cases.
After hearing the learned senior counsel for the petitioner and
respondents, we are of the view that transfer of these cases from
Srinagar is not necessary as the trial can be conducted by Video
Conferencing which facility is available at Tihar Jail, Delhi. We
direct that the trial be conducted by Video Conferencing.
S U P R E M E C O U R T O F I N D I A
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
Writ Petition(s)(Criminal) No(s).38/2019

PANKAJ DAYAL Vs VIJAY K. SONDHI 

CORAM :
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE L. NAGESWARA RAO
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE M.R. SHAH
Dated: 15-2- 2019.


UPON hearing the counsel the Court made the following

This Writ Petition is filed by the accused in three
complaints filed under Sections 138/142 of the Negotiable
Instruments Act by the respondent in the Court of the Chief
Judicial Magistrate, Srinagar. The request is to transfer the
complaints to the Court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Patiala
House Courts, New Delhi.
We are informed that the petitioner is lodged in Tihar

Jail, Delhi in connection with his involvement in other cases.
After hearing the learned senior counsel for the petitioner and
respondents, we are of the view that transfer of these cases from
Srinagar is not necessary as the trial can be conducted by Video
Conferencing which facility is available at Tihar Jail, Delhi. We
direct that the trial be conducted by Video Conferencing.
The Writ Petition is disposed of in the aforesaid terms.
Pending applications, if any, also stand disposed of.
(GEETA AHUJA) (KAILASH CHANDER)


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