He was the host of the notable TV crime show India’s Most Wanted and is now the editor of the news magazine Bureaucracy Today. But little did he know that the crime he speaks about on television would one day embroil him too.
A Delhi court awarded life imprisonment to former television serial producer Suhaib Ilyasi for killing his wife Anju, 17 years ago. Additional Sessions judge S.K.Malhotra also imposed a fine of ₹ 2 lakh on Ilyasi, who was convicted on December 16 for stabbing to death his wife.
The court also directed that ₹10 lakh would be paid as compensation to the parents of Anju. Earlier, Ilyasi was only charged with milder sections including 304 B (dowry death) of the IPC.
However, Anju’s mother Rukma Singh and sister Rashmi Singh moved the Delhi High Court which in August 2014 ruled that Ilyasi would be tried under Section 302 for the offence of murder.
Anju was rushed to a hospital on January 11, 2000 with stab wounds she received at her East Delhi residence.
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.