Sec.139 NI Act More specifically, Apex courts have been asked to clarify the manner in which this statutory presumption can be rebutted.-Mere discrepancy when the cheque was handed over to him in the evidence of complainant does not reveal the accused from discharging his burden under 139 NI Act as he admitted his signature on the cheque – his plea of blank cheque was proved wrong as he himself instructed the bank to stop payment with cheque number and date – mere stop payment did not cease his liability – non reply to the notice forthwith not discharged the accused from his burden

Sec.139 NI Act More specifically, Apex courts have been asked to clarify the manner in which this statutory presumption can be rebutted.-Mere discrepancy when the cheque was handed over to him  in the evidence of complainant does not reveal the accused from discharging his burden under 139 NI Act as he admitted his signature on the cheque – his plea of blank cheque was proved wrong as he himself instructed the bank to stop payment with cheque number and date – mere stop payment did not cease his liability  – non reply to the notice  forthwith not discharged the accused from his burden