A single bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court has allowed an applicant to deposit a requisite court fees in a criminal complaint case after he prayed due to demonetization he was unable to deposit it following financial constraints.
The demonetization was in force from October 2016 to December 2016.
The court quashed the order dated 17.1.2017 passed by the Judicial Magistrate First Class.
The Judicial Magistrate First Class dismissed the criminal complaint case of the applicant pertained to cheque dishonor after he was unable to deposit the requisite court fees despite affording opportunity.
Justice Sushil Kumar Palo said “taking a liberal view, application is allowed”.
Setting aside the order dated 17.1.2017, the court directed “if the applicant deposits the requisite court fees within a period of one week from today, the criminal complaint case be restored to its original number and to proceed in accordance with law”.
Read the Order here.