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Bounced cheque cases on the rise in Qatar; about 100 court cases registered per day

There has been a significant rise in the number of bounced cheque cases in Qatar. About 100 cases are heard at courts in a day, according to a report by The Peninsula.

The reason for this unlawful practice has been attributed to the lack of experience that people in doing business. In an attempt to make a hasty deal with partners, individuals or companies issue cheques without ensuring they have enough funds in their account.

Moreover, many people are unaware of the legal implications of issuing a bounced cheque. According to the Law No. 11 of 2004, “issuing a cheque that is dishonoured by the bank due to insufficient balance in the issuer’s account is a criminal offence”.

.Cases concerning bounced cheques can be reported to the Capital Security Department, located along the Al Matar Street, near the B-ring Road. Click here to view map

Violators of the law are required to serve a jail sentence ranging from three months to three years, or are fined QR3,000-QR10,000, or both, depending on the crime.

Read the full report here.

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  1. Rajesh

    Cheque bounced of a person who is now in India what provision is there to recover such dues.

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