Prior to SC’s verdict, jurisdiction of Court to entertain cheque bouncing case would be place of filing of complaint [2015] 58 taxmann.com 46 (SC)

Negotiable Instruments Act : Where proceedings under section 138 were initiated prior to judgment in Dashrath Rupsingh Rathod v. State of Maharshtra [2014] 128 SCL 26 which restricted territorial jurisdiction to Court where cheque is dishonoured by bank, proceedings would be preserved at place where they were filed only when post summoning and appearance of alleged accused, recording of evidence had commenced as envisaged under section 145(2)

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