What is the Role of the Judge?
In simple language, one should remember that the Judge is like an umpire in the field.
- The judge is like an umpire in a game and conducts the trial impartially and in an open court.
- The judge hears all the witnesses and any other evidence presented by the prosecution and the defence.
- The judge decides whether the accused person is guilty or innocent on the basis of the evidence presented and in accordance with the law.
- If the accused is convicted, then the judge pronounces the sentence. He may send the person to jail or impose a fine or both, depending on what the law prescribes.