Former producer Suhaib Ilyasi, host of India’s Most Wanted, convicted for wife’s murder
Anju Ilyasi was found dead in her east Delhi residence with multiple stab injuries in January, 2000. Suhaib told the police that Anju had committed suicide after an argument.delhi Updated: Dec 16, 2017 23:56 IST
A Delhi court on Saturday convicted former television serial producer and anchor Suhaib Ilyasi, the host of the once popular television serial ‘India’s Most Wanted’ in the 90s, for the murder of his wife Anju Ilyasi 17 years ago.
Arguments on the quantum of punishment will be heard on December 20.
Advocate Satender Sharma, counsel for Anju’s mother Rukma Singh, who is the complainant in the case, said, “The trial court has convicted Suhaib Ilyasi for his wife’s murder. The section 302 (murder) was added after the Supreme Court dismissed Suhaib Ilyasi’s appeal challenging the Delhi high court (HC) order of inclusion of section 302 in the case.”
Anju Ilyasi was found dead in her east Delhi residence with multiple stab injuries in January, 2000. Suhaib told the police that Anju had committed suicide after an argument.
He was arrested on March 28, 2000, after charges of dowry were added to the case after his sister-in-law Rashmi Singh and mother-in-law Rukma Singh alleged that Anju was tortured and harassed for dowry.
Later, Anju’s mother moved an application in the trial court seeking inclusion of murder charges against Suhaib but it was dismissed in 2011. Then she moved the HC , which ordered framing of murder charges against her son-in-law Suhaib in August 2014.
Suhaib then approached the Supreme Court challenging the HC ruling but the apex court dismissed his plea.
Advocate Manu Sharma, counsel for Suhaib, told Hindustan times that he was going to appeal against the trial court judgment in the high court.
“We have not received the court order copy yet. We can expect it only by Monday. We will file an appeal after examining the judgment,” Sharma said.