The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
101. Contents of protest.-
A protest under section 100mmust contain –
(a) either the instrument itself, or a literal transcript of the instrument and of everything written or printed thereupon;
(b) the name of the person for whom and against whom the instrument has been protested;
(c) a statement that payment or acceptance, or better security, as the case may be, has been demanded of such person by the notary public; the terms of his answer, if any, or a statement that he could not be found;
(d) when the note or bill has been dishonored, the place and time of dishonor, and, when better security has been refused, the place and time of refusal;
(e) the subscription of the notary public making the protest;
(f) in the event of an acceptance for honor or of a payment for honor, the name of the person by whom, of the person whom, and the manner in which, such acceptance or payment was offered and effected.
1[A notary public may make the demand mentioned in clause (c) of this section either person or by his clerk or, were authorised by agreement or usage, by registered letter.]
1. Added by Act 2 of 1885, sec. 5.