Jammu and Kashmir State Judicial Academy organised a one-day orientation program on ‘Trial of complaints under section 138 of Negotiable Instruments Act’ here today.
Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Chairman Governing Committee JKSJA was chief guest on the occasion. In his speech, Justice Magray gave an overview of the Negotiable Instruments Act. He said the aim of the program was to sensitise the judicial magistrates of Kashmir province about various facets of the Act and learn from the experience of resource persons.
“Justice delivery system is a challenge in changing societies and updated judicial education will help them (magistrates) in delivering justice. Such programs which will help our budding judiciary to gain knowledge and share their own experiences on one platform,” he added.
Mohammad Shafi Khan retired District and Sessions judge presented an overview of provisions of the Act dealing with Trial of Complaints of “cheque dishonor”. He elaborated upon the provisions of law dealing with such cases.
A technical session was also held which was chaired by Mohammad Yousuf Wani, District and Sessions Judge, Ganderbal. He talked about procedural and jurisdictional aspects of cheque dishonour matters.
Later, a panel discussion was held on compounding of offences and other incidental issues. Director State Judicial Academy, Rajeev Gupta, conducted the proceedings of the program.