A group of advocates has requested MP High Court Chief Justice Hemant Gupta to issue orders to the lower courts to follow Supreme Court directives in hearing of cheque dishonour cases.
The advocates sought intervention of the chief justice in the matter and requested to issue orders in this regard.
According to the advocates, the lower courts be directed to complete the proceedings of trial in the cheque dishonour cases as per amendments of 2002, where three months’ time limit is given for completion of trial.
In their representation, they have cited Supreme Court directives issued in the case of Indian Bank Association vs Union of India (2014) SSCC 590 with regard to hearing of the matter.
The advocates claimed they have found the lower courts were not complying with the directives of Supreme Court, which amounts to harassment of the complainants and contrary to the concept of justice.