Section 55 Indian Evidence Act 1872


Section 55 Indian Evidence Act 1872 in Hindi and English 

Section 55 Evidence Act 1872 :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 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.

Supreme Court of India Important Judgments And Case Law Related to Section 55 Indian Evidence Act 1872:

Bai Hira Devi And Others vs The Official Assignee Of Bombay on 20 February, 1958

Chandran @ Manichan @ Maniyan vs State Of Kerala on 4 April, 2011

Sardar Sardul Singh Caveeshar vs State Of Maharashtra(And on 18 March, 1963

Raj Kumar Karwal vs Union Of India And Ors.Withkirpal  on 21 March, 1990

State Delhi (Administration) vs Laxman Kumar & Ors on 23 September, 1985

Hindustan Lever Ltd., Bombay vs The Monopolies & Restrictive  on 17 April, 1977

State (Through Cbi/New Delhi) vs S.J.Choudhary on 13 February, 1996

State (Through Cbi/New Delhi) vs S.J. Choudhary on 13 February, 1996

U.O.I vs Bal Mukund & Ors on 31 March, 2009

Raja Ram Jaiswal vs State Of Bihar on 4 April, 1963

भारतीय साक्ष्य अधिनियम, 1872 की धारा 55 का विवरण :  -   नुकसानी पर प्रभाव डालने वाला शील -- सिविल मामलों में यह तथ्य कि किसी व्यक्ति का शील ऐसा है जिससे नुकसानी की रकम पर, जो उसे मिलनी चाहिए प्रभाव पड़ता है, सुसंगत है।

स्पष्टीकरण -- धारा 52, 53, 54 और 55 में “शील" शब्द के अन्तर्गत ख्याति और स्वभाव दोनों आते हैं, किन्तु धारा 54 में यथा उपबंधित के सिवाय केवल साधारण ख्याति व साधारण स्वभाव का ही न कि ऐसे विशिष्ट कार्यों का, जिनके द्वारा, ख्याति या स्वभाव दर्शित हुए थे, साक्ष्य दिया जा सकेगा।

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