If the bond is reasonable and not one-sided it will be held valid. As it is a contract between two consenting adults there is nothing wrong unless you prove it otherwise. Moreover your first step was wrong and there seems to be very little you can do unless you bring in something which was missed by the trial court. You cannot bring in new point at this stage since it is more of an appeal than the trial itself. You try to ask for leniency and try to get the amount reduced or better still you may settle it out of court with its knowledge and see that your career is not jeopardized at this stage.
There is no point in confronting especially when the odds are stacked against you. Be practical and let it go for the sake of your career and mental peace.
Thanks and Regards
4th December 2018 From India, Hyderabad
9th December 2018 From India, Mumbai
1- Get a good lawyer
2- Appeal to court for the leniency
3- try to find out email which was sent to HR for resign
4- try for out of court settlement
5- Also try to claim that you did not buy any service or product from the company they were using cheque illegally(i dont know if you claimed already or not)
11th December 2018 From India, Delhi
Inform the court straight away that the cheque was yours and submitted for official records.
They misused it, and you did not owe them any money.
Also inform the court that the amount and other details are not filled by you.
Inform precisely (voice &tone should be obedient) that you worked for the company and got salaries.
You can also defend as a common man with common belief you are afraid to make such crimes and never did anything and for sure will not do in the future also.
You should be confident that the broken bond will get you no legal issues.
11th December 2018 From India, Chennai