Q. Consider the following statements in reference to the Subordinate courts
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Statement 1 is incorrect: The district judge is the highest judicial authority in the district. He possesses original and appellate jurisdiction in both civil as well as criminal matters. In other words, the district judge is also the sessions judge. When he deals with civil cases, he is known as the district judge and when he hears the criminal cases, he is called the sessions judge. Appeals against his orders and judgements lie to the High Court.
Statement 2 is incorrect: The sessions judge has the power to impose any sentence including life imprisonment and capital punishment (death sentence). However, a capital punishment passed by him is subject to confirmation by the High Court, whether there is an appeal or not.