We issued one cheque for buying machine under agreement in writing that we will pay 45 days PDC and if machine works well we will pay.
And then lo of problems came in the machine, which we wrote to the supplier and they did some changes in the machine but despite repairs machine was not up to the mark.
So we stopped payment. on the day of stop payment our bank had suficient opening balance and other cheques got cleared and after that there was also sufficient closing balance.
now the party has sent us the notice to pay?
We were thinking of going to consumer court first due to bad quality machine supplied to us. but some one suggested us that as we have not paid for the machine, so can not move to consumer court...and now party has sent notice for cheque bounce/ stop payment with in 15 days of stopping the payment.
What should be our stand? should we fight against this or pay them?
do any one has legal reference in previous years? High court or supreme court?