What is the meaning Previous bad character not relevant, except in reply? What is Character as affecting damages? Section 54 and 55 of Indian Evidence Act 1872

Previous bad character not relevant, except in reply and Character as affecting damages are defined under section 54 and 55 of Indian Evidence Act 1872. Provisions under these sections are:

Section 54 of Evidence Act "Previous bad character not relevant, except in reply"

In criminal proceedings the fact that the accused person has a bad character is irrelevant, unless evidence has been given that he has a good character, in which case it becomes relevant

Explanation 1?This section does not apply to cases in which the bad character of any person is itself a fact in issue.

Explanation 2- A previous conviction is relevant as evidence of bad character.

Section 55 of Evidence Act "Character as affecting damages"

In civil cases, the fact that the character of any person is such as to affect the amount of damages which he ought to receive, is relevant.

Explanation ? In sections 52, 53, 54 and 55 the word "character" includes both reputation and disposition; but 33[ except as provided in section 54], evidence may be given only of general reputation and general disposition, and not of particular acts by which reputation or disposition were shown.

Indian Evidence Act 1872

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