Misuse and misdirection of blank cheque
We are constructing a new CBSE school, for which the DTCP approval is mandatory.
We met a consultant for the approval. He told us that we need to make fee payments to the government for the approval process and that they are various heads and amounts, so he suggested giving him blank cheques so he can pay for the fees. So I gave him 3 blank cheques as he demanded. He paid 2 of the 3 cheques to the DTCP office for 9,94,000/- and 9,000/- respectively. He got us the approval as well.
When I inquired about the third cheque, he said there is an ongoing case, upon its completion we have to pay the amount, so he took an undertaking that we would pay the money if the government demands.
Later after an year, he did not use the cheque for its intended purpose and had given my signed blank cheque to his friend for their personal purpose and withdrew 5,00,000/- from my account. I told and gave him to use it only DTCP process, but he had given it to his friend, to whom he owes money.
Upon asking, he says that I still owe him money as fees, so he gave my cheque to his friend. I have paid all his fees of Rs. 1,60,000/- as consultant fees.
How can I get my money back?
Isn't this criminal activity to misuse and misdirect my cheque for his personal use, when I have given it for official matters. Please help me!
Asked 3 months ago in Criminal Law from Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu