Srinagar: A local court here convicted a man in a cheque bounce case awarding him one year imprisonment and directed him to pay Rs 2 lakh compensation to complainant.

Court of 3rd additional munsiff judicial magistrate, Srinagar, Nusrat Ali after hearing the counsels for complainant and respondent said: “I prefer to dispose of this complaint by convicting the accused to undergo a simple imprisonment for a period of one year and to pay the cheque amount of Rs 5 lakh and compensation to the tune of Rs 2 lakh, total amounting to the Rs 7 lakh to the complainant.”

The court said that the accused AltafHussain Rather of Bemina be lodged in Central Jail, Srinagar and compensation shall be recovered by issuance of a levy warrant through the collector, Srinagar authorising him to realise the amount by execution according to civil process against both movable and immovable property of Rather with the direction to execute the sentence against the accused and file compliance report before court within a period of one month from the date of order.