There are laws for your money recovery.
I am agree with Mr.Prajapati. You will have to deposit the cheque first into the bank when it get return do remember to send him legal notice within 15 days also prepare your case so that if you don't get money within the said notice period you can make a case agianst him.
Do collect all proof apart from the cheque. Is there any other document/evidence(person present at that time/audio or video records) which can make your case more strong.
My wishes are with you & Mr. Prajapati.