UPHJS2016
Pre. Exam

92. "A" is prosecuted for the murder of *B The prosecution adduces various evidence regarding "A" of his previous bad character. The evidence :
(a) is admissible against "A"
(b) is not admissible against "A"
(c) is relevant and admissible against "A"
(d) is not relevant but admissible against "A"

Answer and Notes Answer is B


Sandeep : According to section 54 of Indian Evidence Act in criminal proceedings the fact that the accused person has a bad character ts irrelevant. unless evidence has been given that he has a good character, in which case it becomes relevant.

UPHJS2012
Pre. Exam

68. In criminal cases previous bad character of accused is-
(A) relevant
(B) always irrelevant
(C) relevant when evidence has been given that he has a good character
(D) relevant when evidence has been given that he has a good character and when bad character is itself in issue.

Answer and Notes Answer is D