Indian Evidence Act, 1872
55. 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.