Section 143A NI Act (Interim Compensation) Has No Retrospective Effect, Section 148 Has: Punjab & Haryana HC [Read Judgment]

Section 143A NI Act (Interim Compensation) Has No Retrospective Effect, Section 148 Has: Punjab & Haryana HC [Read Judgment]

"At the stage of trial, the provision of Section 143-A of the Act has created a new 'obligation' against the accused, which was not contemplated by the existing law and which created a substantive liability upon him, whereas the provision of Section 148 of the Act only reiterated; and to some extent modified in favour of the appellant, the procedure of recovery already existing in the statute book."

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