Section 144 - Mode of service of summons : Negotiable Instruments Act 1881
What is the Mode of service of summons? Mode of service of summons
are defined under Section 144 of Negotiable
Instruments Act 1881
Section 144 of Negotiable Instruments Act 1881: "Mode of
service of summons"
(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the
Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974), and
for the purposes of this Chapter, a Magistrate
issuing a summons to an accused or a witness may
direct a copy of summons to be served at the place
where such accused or witness ordinarily resides or
carries on business or personally works for gain, by
speed post or by such courier services as are
approved by a Court of Session.
(2) Where an acknowledgement purporting to be signed
by the accused or the witness or an indorsement
purported to be made by any person authorised by the
postal department or the courier services that the
accused or the witness refused to take delivery of
summons has been received, the Court issuing the summons
may declare that the summons has been duly served.