I gave two blank cheques amounting to 250000 to my relative for booking two flats in Faridabad. He got cashed my cheques in somebody else and got flats booked in his name. What is the legal action I should take action against my relative to recover my money.
Asked 4 years ago in Criminal Law from Gurgaon, Haryana
I will rephrase my question. I gave two blank cheques of Rs. 250000/- each to my relative for booking two flats, one in my name and one in my daughter's name, in Faridabad in October 2006 when I retired from govt service. Throughout he kept telling me that he had booked two flats of Triveni Infrastructure in Sector - 78' Faridabad as I desired. But never gave or showed me the papers giving one excuse or the other. Since he was my relative I did not doubt him for 3 - 4 years. Two years back, I asked him to give flats papers, his answers were illusive and doubtful. Then I firmly asked him to give my flats papers or return my money. After that he started avoiding me and stopped attending my phone. He has been doing this for the last two years. Then I made my enquiries and found that my cheques were encased in one Ygesh Sharma's account, whom I don't know at all and not in Triveni Infrastructure's account. On enquiry it was found that no flat is booked in my name or my daughter's name. But two flats were booked in my relative's name whom I gave blank cheques. I have photo copies of my cheques as a proof and nothing else. Kindly suggest legal remedy for recovering my hard earned money.
Asked 4 years ago
You can file a private complaint under Sections 420 and 406 of IPC in a criminal court with relevant documents you have on hand and seek its recovery. Simultaneously, you can also file case in civil court for seeking compensation and damages.
Advocate, Navi Mumbai