Can a bounced cheque still land you in jail? Dubai Police

Brigadier Mohammad Nasir said that when the police receives a complaint of a bounced cheque, they first contact the person who issued the cheque. ?We give them one month grace period to pay their dues. Only if they refuse or they cannot pay the amount will the case go to the court,?? he explained.

?We settled 55,000 complaints in the last three years. The problem is with blank cheques which people give to banks. When they stop paying the money and the bank wants its money back, they use this insurance cheque by writing the amount and present it to police,? said Brigadier Nasir.

?We have people staying in jail after finishing their jail term because they can?t return the money back and this is destroying their families. Please be careful before writing a cheque,? Brigadier Nasir urged.