If the complaint filed by your counsel indicated adequate and sufficient reasons for not being able to institute the complaint within the stipulated period, the impugned order of dismissal of complaint can be set aside. The reasons for delay in filing the complaint beyond the period stipulated in the Negotiable Instrument Act has to be sufficient. You can pursue your legal remedy by revision in the higher court.
Author: Legal Advice Guru
Query: I had taken a loan of ₹ 5 lakhs from a private financer. At the time of advancing loan, the financer had also obtained security cheques from me. Although, the loan amount with interest has been repaid, but the financer did not return the security cheques. He misused the same by filing a false case under Negotiable Instruments Act. How should, I defend myself.