Sir, within how much time after cheque gets bounced can a legal case be filed under Sec 138 & is there any fees to be paid in court for this .
G.Padmanabhan (Advocate) 25 March 2012
within 30 days from the time of receipt of Bank's return memo, you will have to give a statutory notice to the drawer of the cheque, intimating him of the cheque dishonour and demand payment from him in lieu of the returned cheque, within 15 days from the date of receipt of your notice. If he/she does not pay up within 15 days from the date of receipt of your notice, you may file a case within 30 days from the date of expiry of the said 15 days.
Shantilal Pandya ( Advocate) 25 March 2012
within one month and 15 days after service of notice,if the amount remains unpaid
V R SHROFF (Sr. ADVOCATE Bombay High Court Mob: 9892432152) 14 May 2012
Agrees with Padmanabhan with correction of 1 month, (instead of 30 days)from the date of expiry of the said 15 days notice recd. .