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In the case of dishonour of cheques, sending of legal notice is necessary before filing of case in the Court. There are many stipulations to be followed as stated in Section 138 of the Negotioable Instruments Act. Those are not dealt with in this post. But the notice which is mandatory must contain certain ingredients. The draft notice is shown below.
Registered with A/D
To
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---------(enter name and address of the person who issued cheque which was dishonoured)

Sir,
     I have been instructed by _______(enter the name and address of the person to whom the cheque was given) to address you as under:
     That for the amount due from you to my client, you had issued a cheque bearing No________(enter cheque number)drawn on_______Bank for a sum of Rs_______(enter amount). My client presented the cheque for encashment through his bank ________(enter name of the bank and branch). The said cheque has been returned dishonoured by _bank vide memo______(enter date) for the reason_________(enter the reason for dishonour as stated in the memo).
     Hence you are hereby informed that you should pay the amount covered by the above cheque to my client within 15 days of the receipt of this notice failing which I have instructions to proceed against you by initiating both civil and criminal actions and you alone will be responsible for the costs and consequences arising therefrom.
Dated this the ____(enter date)
Sd/-
Advocate

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