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I have signed a contract to serve for atleast a period of 2 years with L&T and in case of breach I am liable to pay 2 lakh rupees as per the agreement. Now I have left the job after 2 months without informing the company officials i.e. a case of absconding. I have started receiving letters of warning to initiate a legal action against me in case I don't join back or pay 2 lakh immediately. I requested them to give me around 3 years to pay that amount as I am not in a position to pay that much now. But they refused it saying bond will expire after 2 years.
In case I don't reply to their letters or legal notices, what will be their future course of action? How many times will they send me legal notices? And when will I have to appear in court? How much time do these cases take?
Can I fight this case on my own without any lawyer on the ground that the amount 2 lakh was a pre-estimate of the expenses incurred by company on my training and I don't think 2 lakhs have been spent in those 2 months on my training? 31st October 2013 From India, Lucknow