Legal Case U/s 138, 141 Against My Previous Company Including Me

Respeced Sir's/Mam, I was an employee(Designation - Senior Accountant) in a company. That time on all the purchase orders was signed by myself. Our company issued 3 PDC cheques in Oct-20 to the party but 2 cheques got bounced in Feb-21 & Mar-21. Company paid 1 cheque amount through Net banking in Feb/Mar. The party filed a case u/s 138 & 141 in April-2021 against my previous company including me for both cheques. Liability is more than the both cheques amount. I resigned in December-2020 and joined another company in January-21. They mentioned me as accused No.4. How an employee is responsible for paying company dues or why they are involving me. Two hearings already done but no one present from my previous company and I also not present for hearing. Today I received Summon. What should I have to do in this situation??

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Posted by: Vaibhav

Posted on: 2021-08-13

Hello Mr. Vaibhav, I have seen your concern regarding the cheque bounce matter you have various remedies available where you can show that you don't hold any liability as being in the company there is the principal and agent relation therefore company is only liable irrespective of the signing authority. In order to provide you the better advice I would suggest if we can connect on call as there are various details i would like to collect in order to give you exact advice. you can contact at 7905705906. Looking forward to connect with you.

Hello In such cases, the signee has to be the party. You have to present your case that you signed the cheques on the orders of the company and it is not your own doing against the company ( which can be one scenario) Regards

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