Please also go through following Delhi DC citaion which further explains the SC directive for compounding in NI 138 cases :-
DELHI HIGH COURT
Hitek Industries Industries (Bihar) Ltd. and Ors. v. The State of Delhi and Anr. MANU/DE/2667/2010 (Decided on 08.10.2010)
Criminal- Petition filed for quashing of complaint under Section 138 of Negotiable Instruments Act-In the instant case Petitioners entered into a compromise with the respondent and the learned Trial Court took cognizance of the offence in disregard to the compromise which resulted breach of compromise agreement- What if the Respondent does not agree to the compromise- Whether the Court has power to force compromise on the respondent?
Held, that the Court should quash the Criminal Complaint and consider that this is not the spirit of the judgment of the Supreme Court. The word 'compromise' itself signifies an agreement between the two parties to compound the offence. If the parties do not agree to compound the offence, the Court has to proceed with the complaint. It is different thing that the Court on considering the offer of payment of cheque amount plus cost may not award a punishment of imprisonment and may only award penalty plus compensation. The Court cannot force the Respondent to enter into a compromise on deposit of cheque amount or the penalty amount by the accused. The Court can only advise/ask the Respondent to consider the offer of compromise. The petitioner during arguments offered to pay 15% of the cheque amount as cost to be deposited with Legal Aid. It is submitted that in view of this offer of the petitioner the petition should be allowed and complaint under Section 138 NIC Act should be quashed.