The Act is silent on the matter pertaining to the relevant jurisdiction with respect to filing of criminal complaint in case of the offence of Dishonour of cheque under Section 138. Since the criminal courts are approached, the issue needs to be examined from the point of view of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973. Section 177 of Cr.PC provides that – “every offence shall ordinarily be inquired into and tried by a court within whose local jurisdiction it was committed”. A reference should also be made to Section 178 of Cr.Pc.
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