In the result, we overrule the decision in Sadanandan Bhadran's case and hold that prosecution based
upon second or successive dishonour of the cheque is also permissible so long as the same satisfies the
requirements stipulated in the proviso to Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act. The reference is
answered accordingly. The appeals shall now be listed before the regular Bench for hearing and disposal in
light of the observations made above.