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Munaf Patel summoned by Delhi court after cricketer’s cheque bounces

Munaf Patel, who was part of India’s 2011 ICC World Cup-winning squad, has been summoned by Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Sarvaria over a complaint filed by Delhi resident Sunil Kumar Aggarwal

cricket Updated: Jul 27, 2017 22:02 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
PTI, New Delhi
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Munaf Patel has landed in a soup over a bounced cheque.(Getty Images)

Munaf Patel, who was part of India’s triumphant 2011 ICC World Cup squad, was on Thursday summoned as an accused by a Delhi court in a cheque bounce case. (INDIA vs SRI LANKA)

Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Sarvaria passed the direction on a complaint filed by Delhi resident Sunil Kumar Aggarwal, seeking presence of seven accused, including Patel and a firm, before it on November 1.

Aggarwal filed the complaint under the provisions of the Negotiable Instruments Act against Nivas Promoters Pvt Ltd alleging that it had issued him a cheque of Rs 25.50 lakh last month but it got dishonoured.

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Patel is one of the directors of the firm.

The complainant claimed that a legal notice was sent to the accused, but they failed to make the payment.

“There is sufficient material on record to summon all the accused persons. Therefore, a prima facie case punishable under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act is made out against them. This court, therefore, takes cognizance of offence,” the court said while summoning the cricketer and others in the case.

First Published: Jul 27, 2017 19:58 IST