The “Application for Filing Correct Address under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act (NI Act)” is a formal request submitted to the court regarding the correction or update of the address details related to a legal matter under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act.
Under Section 138 of the NI Act, dishonor of a cheque due to insufficient funds or any other reason can lead to legal proceedings. During such proceedings, it is crucial to have accurate and updated contact information for all involved parties, including the accused or the drawer of the dishonored cheque.
The application is typically filed when there are discrepancies or inaccuracies in the address provided for the accused or the drawer of the dishonored cheque. Having the correct address is vital for ensuring proper communication and legal process, such as serving legal notices, summonses, or court documents to the accused.
The application seeks the court’s permission to rectify or update the address details of the accused in the court records, ensuring that future communications and legal proceedings are directed to the accurate and current location. This process ensures that the accused receives proper notification of legal actions, allowing them to participate in the proceedings and defend themselves appropriately, in accordance with the principles of natural justice and due process of law.