Suryakant Johari Vs.
Madanlal Chhaganlal  INSC 2093 (4 December 2008)
JURISDICTION CRIMINAL APPEAL NO.1968 OF 2008 (Arising out of S.L.P. (Crl.)
No.8786 of 2008) (Crl.M.P. No.19463/2008) Suryakant Johari ...Petitioner(s)
Versus Madanlal Chhaganlal ...Respondent(s)
O R D E R
Heard learned counsel
appearing on behalf of the parties.
The sole appellant
was convicted by the Trial Court under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments
Act, 1881, and sentenced to undergo simple imprisonment for a period of three
months and to pay fine of Rupee five thousand; in default, to undergo further
imprisonment for a period of three months. Further direction was given for
payment of compensation to the tune of Rs.1,83,229/- to the complainant.
The said order was
confirmed in appeal and the High Court dismissed the revision application
against the appellate order. Hence, this appeal by special leave.
...2/- -2- Today,
both the parties have filed a joint petition of compromise. Let the same be
taken on record. We find compromise is lawful and permission is granted to the
parties to compound the offence.
appeal is allowed, conviction and sentence of the appellant is set aside in
terms of the compromise.