Public prosecutor is one who represents interest of the state. A Public Prosecutor is considered as the agent of the state to represent the interest of common people in the criminal justice system.
Role of Public Prosecutor
A criminal offence, regarded as a public wrong is committed not only against the affected victims but against society as a whole. It is the public prosecutor who represents the interests of the state. Their role begins after the police have conducted the investigation and filed the charge sheet in the court. They have no role to play in the investigation. The Prosecutor must conduct the prosecution on behalf of the State. As an officer of the court, it is their duty to act impartially, thus enabling the court to decide the case.