Incorrect specimen signature – whether cheque bounce case is made out

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    If the cheque is returned stating that the specimen signature does not match, does it qualify for prosecution under section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act?

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    I have already replied to this issue at the link: Drawers signature differs – whether cheque bounce case made out. Please read that. As I have mentioned in that answer, in a case where the cheque is returned unpaid by the bank on the ground that the signature of the drawer on the cheque differs from his specimen signature on record of the bank, a case of dishonour of cheque punishable under Section 138 may be made out if other ingredients of the offence are satisfied.


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