Judicial magistrate Manav awarded one-year jail to former Punjab police officer in a cheque bounce case on Friday.
The court convicted a retired additional inspector general (AIG) of Punjab police, Mohinder Singh, a resident of Phase 5, SAS Nagar, while disposing off the complaint filed by Surinder Singh, a resident of Bapu Dham. The court had also imposed a fine of Rs 2 lakh on him. He was granted bail immediately.
Surinder had filed a complaint under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act after cheques amounting to Rs 2.2 lakh issued by Mohinder Singh were dishonoured.
“Mohinder's son, about two years back, had assaulted Surinder following which a case was registered against his son. The FIR was quashed after both the parties entered into a compromise and as an understanding Rs 2.20 lakh as compensation was paid by Mohinder on his son's behalf which was dishonoured,” said advocate VP Chatrath, counsel of the complainant.
Mohinder, in his defence, had claimed that he had issued cheques on behalf of his son. Surinder, in an undertaking, said he did not want the compensation amount but had never returned the cheques.