Presently a civil suit is going on in Ropar courts between me as a defendant and another person as a plaintiff. The civil court has allowed the amendment in the civil suit under order 6, rules 17 of the Code of Civil Procedure for amendment of the plaintiff at a time when the case is ripe for final arguments. Can it be done by the civil judge at such a belated stage of the suit ?

No doubt both the parties have led evidence and the case has reached the stage of arguments. The amendment at the belated stage cannot be declined merely on the ground that the case has now been fixed for arguments and act this stage, the amendment cannot be allowed. If the amendment in question goes to…

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…