The aspect pertaining to the jurisdiction for the filing court can be seen to be clarified by the Honourable SC, which is as under:
K. Bhaskaran v. Sankaran Vaidhyan Balan; for citation is below. = 1999 (6) SCALE 272 (Judgment dated Sept.29, 1999= 1999 ALL MR (Cri) 1845 (SC) = 1999 (4) ALL MR 452 (S.C.)) by K.T.Thomas and Mr. M.B.Shah JJ; decided on 29-9-1999. Section 138 - Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, Sections 177, 178, 179 -Territorial jurisdiction - Dishonour of cheque - Complaint can be filed at any of the place: -
1. Where the cheque was drawn.
2. Where the cheque was presented for encashment.
3. Where the cheque was returned unpaid by drawee bank.
4. Where notice in writing was given to drawer of cheque demanding payment.
5. Where drawer of cheque failed to make payment within 15 days of receipt of notice.
Each of the fine acts constituting offence could be done at 5 different localities. Hence one of the Courts exercising jurisdiction in one of the five local areas can become the place of trail for the offence under sec. 138 of the Act. In other words, the complainant can choose any one of those courts having jurisdiction over any one of the local areas within the territorial limits of which any one of those five acts was done. As the amplitude stands so widened and so expansive it is an idle exercise to raise jurisdictional question regarding the offence under Sec. 138 of the Act. K. Bhaskaran v. Sankaran Vaidyan Balan.