SC overturns P&H HC order allowing amendment of cheque date mentioned in complaint

The Supreme Court (SC) dealing with an appeal challenging the order passed by the Punjab & Haryana High Court (P&H HC) allowing the complainant to amend the date of cheque mentioned in the complaint has held that, in cheque dishonour cases wherein, ‘Date’ is a relevant aspect on which the entire prosecution against the accused in based, such amendments are not justified. The SC, further noted that the P&H HC erred by not taking into account the fact that such an amendment was moved, at a very late stage, after the evidence stage was over.