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Former TV Anchor Suhaib Ilyasi Acquitted By Delhi High Court In Wife's Murder Case

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| October 5 , 2018 , 12:18 IST

The Delhi High Court on Friday acquitted TV anchor and producer Suhaib Ilyasi who is serving life sentence for killing his first wife, Anju, 18 years ago.  A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel allowed the appeal of jailed Ilyasi challenging his conviction and life imprisonment in the case.

The TV anchor’s wife Anju Ilyasi, was found dead at their East Delhi residence with multiple stab wounds on January 10, 2000. The former journalist was arrested on March 28, 2000 on charges of abetting her suicide.

Ilyasi was initially arrested for harassing his wife for dowry that allegedly led to her death. In August 2014, the Delhi High Court ordered framing of murder charges against Ilyasi while while deciding two separate pleas of Ilyasi and his mother-in-law, Rukma Singh.

"The prima facie material collected by the prosecution justified the framing of additional charge under Section 302 (murder) of IPC. The revision petition was disposed off with a direction to the trial court to frame additional charge under Section 302 of IPC", said Justice Indermeet Kaur.