Suspension of the sentence even without issuing notice

Suspension of the sentence even without issuing notice

A bench of Justice Banumathi and Justice Bopanna of Supreme Court in its latest judgment has passed the order of suspended the sentence of one woman convicted of cheque bounce case. This is done after taking into consideration the period undergone. The order is given under the case titled as R.Manimehalai vs. Banumathi.

The petitioner has been convicted under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 and is undergoing the sentence from 26.06.2019.

Keeping in mind the period of a sentence and all the facts and circumstances of the case the Supreme Court issued the order even before the issuance of notice and service of the same upon the respondent:

  • The sentence of imprisonment imposed upon the petitioner is suspended and she is ordered to be released from custody on condition that the petitioner should execute bail bonds for a sum of Rs.25,000/- with one surety of the like amount to the satisfaction of the Trial Court.
  • The petitioner-accused shall deposit a sum of Rs. 3,00,000/- before the concerned Trial Court within a period of six weeks from the date of the order.”


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