LAHORE Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry while hearing a case here on Monday remarked that law pertaining to cheque dishonour (Section 489-F of PPC) is being misused whereof level of corruption has increased.
The CJP made these observations while granting bail to a person namely Ghulam Mustafa who was in jail for eight months on the charges of issuing a cheque which failed to encash.
He said only three years maximum punishment could be handed down under Section 489-F but surprisingly the accused has been behind the bars for eight months and the trial court had failed to conclude the case proceedings so far. Mustafa argued that complainant of the case was using delaying tactics by not producing the witnesses in the court.
Meanwhile, an Additional District and Sessions Judge on Monday directed court staff to provide case record to the accused in fake encounter case against DSP Riasat Bajwa and three others.