I had issued 3 cheques in 2007 of Rs.2500/- each with out writing the name and date on the cheques to facilitate the owner to deposit a cheque every month, when ever he is not able to collect the rental amount personally from me in cash.
While leaving his rental house, i asked to give back the unused cheque, which he told me that he has lost. I issued ‘STOP PAYMENT’ for all these 3 cheques after leaving his house. He has also not made any agreement with me inspite of repeated request (I stayed in house for 4 years) and did not give me back my deposit amount of Rs.40,000/-.
I was staying on rental house at santacruz and left the house in april, 2008 and shifted to kandivali. I had taken admission of son and daughter in april, 2008.
Now, on 25th September, 2008 he has deposited all the three cheques of Rs.2500/- each which got bounced.
Now he has filed case against me under negotiable instrument act.
Please guide, what to do and how to give justification in the court.