MANU/SC/0894/1998

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

Criminal Appeal No. 1239 of 1997

Decided On: 16.12.1997

Appellants: Associated Cement Co. Ltd.
Vs.
Respondent: Keshvanand

JUDGMENT

K.T. Thomas, J.

1. Leave granted.

2. Appellant-company has been prosecuting the respondent in the court of Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Jammu, alleging the offence under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, but learned Magistrate acquitted the respondent on 24.8.1996 solely on the ground that the complainant was absent. Appellant - company filed an appeal in challenge of the said order of acquittal before the High Court of Jammu

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