I have recently received a summon for court appearance under section 138.
My ex-friend has bou nced some cheques that were gone missing 7-8 years back. I did not know that the thief was actually my friend until I started receiving notices of re-payment. The bank account was closed 4 years ago, so I am not sure how did he submit those cheques. We had a falling out 2-3 years back and we haven't spoken since.
I did not go to the first hearing because I was very upset with it and suffered health issues. Soon after that police has put a notice on my door. And I have to appear in the court this week with bail bond submitted or they will put a arrest warrant against me.
We are broke at this point in our life, can I appear without a bail bond? what is going to happen? I am not sure? If I have to put a bond, generally how much is it? This is in Mumbai
Thanks for any help that anyone can provide.