Supreme Court orders setting up of 25 special courts for check bounce cases
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In the wake of pending check bounce cases, the Supreme Court has given a green signal to a pilot study in which special courts, headed by retired judicial officers, will be set up to deal exclusively with cases.
The pilot study will be conducted for a period of 1 year from September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023.
25 special courts will be set up in five districts each of Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, where a maximum number of check bounce cases are pending.
After evaluating the performance of one year, these courts will be expanded across the country.
Special courts set up for pilot studies shall follow the same procedure in respect of trial as mandated by the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.
These special courts will deal with these cases under the Negotiable Instruments Act.
There are 44 lakh cases of check bounce pending in the whole country, out of which maximum cases are pending in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
Supreme Court of India
The Supreme Court of India came into existence on 28 January 1950.
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Article 124 - Constitution and establishment of the Supreme Court of India
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Article 138 - Regarding extension of jurisdiction of Supreme Court
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