Can Magistrate of First Class under section 138 of the Negotiable Instrument Act impose twice the amount of cheque by way of fine with or without imprisonment in a cheque bouncing case ?

Reply is yes. It is evident from the reading of  Sub-Section (3) of section 357 of the Code, that where the sentence imposed does not include a fine, that is, where the sentence relates to only imprisonment, the court, when passing judgment, can direct the accused to pay, by way of compensation, such amount as…

Whether an arbitrator can be appointed by the Chief Executive Officer of the Statutoy Board who was competent to appoint an arbitrator as per the terms of the contract even after expiry of 30 days notice to him for the appointment of an arbitrator, as per law ?

Yes, an arbitrator can be appointed by the Chief Executive Officer of Statutory Board even after the expiry of period of 30 days notice to him by the opposite party provided the opposite party has not invoked the jurisdiction of the Hon’ble High Court of the concerned place having jurisdiction over the matter, in the…