Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (26 of 1881), Section 138 – Compounding of offence without the consent of the complainant  -  Court can order compounding unilaterally as the object of the provision is primarily compensatory and punitive element is mainly with the object of enforcing the compensatory element - Offence is permitted to be compounded in revision. (2020-2) PLR 152

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