A trial court had on December 20, 2017 sentenced Ilyasi to life term for stabbing his wife to death.
The Delhi High Court 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’s daughter Aaliya, who was present at the time of pronouncement of the verdict, expressed happiness and said she always had trust in her father.
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“I am very very happy. I am not able to express myself much right now. For all this while, we were silent about it because the judgement was yet to come. We have suffered a lot but I trust my father completely and I had always trusted him,” she said.
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”.
Anju Ilyasi was rushed to a hospital on January 11, 2000 with stab wounds she received at her East Delhi residence. She was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.
Ilyasi was arrested on March 28, 2000. Charges were framed against him in the case after his sister-in-law and mother-in-law alleged that he used to torture Anju for dowry.