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Bills of Exchange Act, 1964 (Act No. 34 of 1964)

Chapter I

General duties of the holder

46. Notice of dishonour and effect of failure to give such notice


Subject to the provisions of this Act, if a bill has been dishonoured by non-acceptance or by non-payment, notice of dishonour must be given to the drawer and each indorser, and any drawer or indorser to whom such notice is not given is discharged: Provided that—

(a) if a bill is dishonoured by non-acceptance, and notice of dishonour is not given, the rights of a holder in due course who became such a holder subsequent to the omission, shall not be prejudiced by the omission;
(b) if a bill is dishonoured by non-acceptance, and due notice of dishonour is given, it shall not be necessary to give notice of a subsequent dishonour by non-payment, unless the bill was accepted in the meantime.