Dishonor of Cheque
Offences by Companies
If the person committing the offence is a company, every person who, at the time offence was committed, was in charge of, and responsible to the company for the conduct of the business of the company shall be deemed to be guilty of the offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished.
If a person proves that the offence was committed without his knowledge, or that he had exercised due diligence to prevent the commission of such offence, he shall not be punishable.
Where a person is nominated as a Director of a company by virtue of his holding any office or employment in the Central Government or State Government or a financial Corporation owned or controlled by the Central Government or State Government, he shall not be liable for prosecution.
Where any offence has been committed by a Company and f it is proved that the offence has been committed with the consent or connivance of, or is attributable to, any neglect on the part of any director, manager, secretary, or other officer of the Company, such person shall also be deemed to be guilty of that offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.