02 September 2009
Dear sarvesh, Under Section 29 of Cr.P.C. Magistrate Passes sentences and fine up to Rs.5,000/- But Magistrate can pass above Rs.5,000/- for offences u/s 138 of N.I.Act. Under Section 357 of Cr.P.C.Magistrate Passes compensation. You go through citation repoted in 1999SRJ page 39 K.Bhaskaran v/s Sankaran Vaidhayan Balan.