When a person to a legal controversy is at fault, he’ she is said to be a party In Delicto.
It is a Latin term which means ‘in the wrong’. In Delicto is a descriptive phrase that indicates that when a person is involved in an action, he/she is culpable for that wrong.
The party whose cheque is bounced, is said to be a party in delicto.
In the case of Bikash Dutta v. Arijit Bera, the defendant was directed to pay the default amount in delicto of payment.
Edited by Vigneshwar Ramasubramania
Approved & Published – Sakshi Raje
 Bikash Dutta v. Arijit Bera , 2013 SCC 6925