Dear Learned members,
Please advise as to where the petition challenging the jurisdiction of a court summon can be filed.
The details are the complaint is filed by the supplier company having head office at Chennai & branch office at Bhubaneswar Orissa. The cheque issued by me from Sambalpur drawn on Sambalpur bank that is cheque is deposited at chennai, but presented & returned at Sambalpur, Orissa. We are doing business only with Bhubaneswar Branch.
The complaint was filed by the supplier company in Chennai court u/s138(1). The court sent the summon to me at Sambalpur to appear in person in chennai court.
Now as is clear from the above, the chennai court doesn't have the jurisdiction, so what are my options to challenge the jurisdication of the chennai court.
- Can I file a petition in Orissa High court to challenge the Jurisdiction of the Chennai court.
- if not can I file the petition in Chennai High court before appearing in chennai court challenging the jurisdiction
- Can I represent myself in court through an advocate, when summon states to appear in person.
Your learned opinion will help me a lot to avoid the harrassment intended by the company by filing the complaint at Chennai.
Waiting for your expert opinion.