The Presidency Small Cause Courts Act,1882
Section 62. Power to award compensation to debtor or claimant
In any case under section 60 or section 61 the Judge by whom the case is heard may award such compensation by way of damages to the applicant or claimant (as the case may be) as the Judge thinks fit,
And may for that purpose make any inquiry he thinks necessary;
And the order of the Judge awarding or refusing such compensation shall bar any suit for the recovery of compensation for any damage caused by the distress.