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‘India’s Most Wanted’ anchor Suhaib Ilyasi acquitted in wife’s murder case

The trial court had on December 20, 2017 sentenced Ilyasi to life term for stabbing his wife to death saying he ‘committed murder and gave it a colour of suicide’.

SNS | New Delhi |

The Delhi High Court on Friday acquitted former TV anchor and producer Suhaib Ilyasi in his wife’s murder case.

A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel allowed the appeal of Ilyasi challenging his conviction and life imprisonment for killing his wife, Anju, 18 years ago.

Ilyasi, in his appeal moved through advocate Rajiv Mohan, had claimed that the police had not collected any material for three months after the incident and there was no evidence to charge him for the offence of murder.

The police had claimed that he had misled the investigating agency, proving his involvement in the crime.

The trial court had on December 20, 2017 sentenced Ilyasi, who had shot into limelight after hosting TV crime show – ‘India’s Most Wanted’, to life term for stabbing his wife to death, saying he “committed murder and gave it a colour of suicide”.

Ilyasi was arrested on March 28, 2000 and later charges were framed against him in the case after his sister-in-law and mother-in-law alleged that he used to torture his wife for dowry.

(With PTI inputs)