Section 73 in The Negotiable Instruments Act
Title: Presentment of cheque to charge any other person
A cheque must, in order to charge any person except the drawer, be presented within a reasonable time after delivery thereof by such person
Title: Presentment of instrument payable on demand
Subject to the provisions of section 31, a negotiable instrument payable on demand must be presented for payment within a reasonable time after it is received by the holder.
Title: Presentment by or to agent representative of deceased or assignee of insolvent
Presentment for acceptance or payment may be made to the duly authorized agent of the drawee, maker or acceptor, as the case may be, or, where the drawee, maker or acceptor has died, to his legal representative, or, where he has been declared an insolvent, to his assignee.
Title: Excuse for delay in presentment for acceptance or payment
1[Delay in presentment 2[for acceptance or payment] is excused if the delay is caused by circumstances beyond the control of the holder, and not imputable to his default, misconduct or negligence. When the cause of delay ceases to operate, presentment must be made within a reasonable time.]
1. Ins. by Act 25 of 1920. s. 2.
2. Subs. by Act 12 of 1921, s. 3, for for payment.
Title: When presentment unnecessary
o presentment for payment is necessary, and the instrument is dishonoured at the due date for presentment, in any of the following cases:--
(a) if the maker, drawee or acceptor intentionally prevents the presentment of the instrument, or,
if the instrument being payable at his place of business, he closes such place on a business day during the usual business hours, or,
if the instrument being payable at some other specified place, neither he nor any person authorized to pay it attends at such place during the usual business hours, or,
if the instrument not being payable at any specified place, he cannot after due search be found;
(b) as against any party sought to be charged therewith, if he has engaged to pay notwithstanding non-presentment;
(c) as against any party if, after maturity, with knowledge that the instrument has not been presented--
he makes a part payment on account of the amount due on the instrument,
or promises to pay the amount due thereon in whole or in part,
or otherwise waives his right to take advantage of any default in presentment for payment;
(d) as against the drawer, if the drawer could not suffer damage from the want of such presentment.