Dear Mr. Lakdawala,
Firstly when the complaint case is admitted, the court looks into the question if the case is within limitation and other requirements have been met or not. After satisfying itself, pre-summoning evidence of complainant will be done. Thereafter the court will issue summon to the accused.
After the summon, the accused will appear before the court and either can settle the matter or can contest the case. In case the accused decides to contest the case, the accused is required to furnish bail.
A notice will be framed against the accused by the court.
In Delhi, after a recent judgment the accused is also required to move an application disclosing his defense and request to cross-examine the complainant and other complainant witness.
Thereafter, the accused will be allowed to lead his own defence evidence to prove his defense. After the closure of Defence evidence, Statement of accused will be recorded and the matter will be fixed for final arguments.
These are the broadly the different stages of trial in negotiable instrument act.