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Suhaib Ilyasi, host of ‘India’s Most Wanted’, convicted for wife’s murder

People who were born and brought up in 80’s could never forget the host of ‘Most Wanted’ show. The crime show was horrifying enough to give you chills. Though, Suhaib Ilyasi has been a forgotten name now, the small screen sensation is again making the news for some unfortunate reasons.

Suhaib Ilyasi, the former television presenter and producer of once popular criminal hunt show ‘India’s Most Wanted’, was on Saturday convicted by a court in Delhi in connection with his wife’s mysterious death.

According to ANI, Illyasi was convicted by the Karkardooma court here in connection with the death of his wife, Anju Ilyasi, way back in the year 2000.

Following Ilyasi’s conviction, the argument on sentence will now be held on December 20, the court said in its order.

Suhaib Ilyasi has been under scanner over his suspicious role in the alleged murder of his wife, nearly seventeen years ago.

The Delhi High Court had earlier ordered framing of murder charges against Ilyasi in connection with his wife’s death.

While deciding two separate pleas of Ilyasi and his mother-in-law, Rukma Singh, Justice Indermeet Kaur said, “The prima facie material collected by the prosecution justifies the framing of additional charge under Section 302 (murder) of IPC. The revision petition is disposed of with a direction to the trial court to frame an additional charge under Section 302 of IPC”.

Ilyasi’s mother-in-law Rukma Singh had sought inclusion of the additional charge of murder against him for her daughter’s death on January 11, 2000.

Section 302 of Indian Penal Code entails death penalty as the maximum punishment.

Ilyasi was earlier charged under milder sections 304B (dowry death) of IPC and had moved the court against a decision of the police to form a fresh medical panel to ascertain the nature of his wife’s death.

Ilyasi had alleged that the formation of the medical board was illegal as it was being done after filing of a chargesheet and framing of charges for the offence of dowry death.

On January 11, 2000, Anju was rushed from Suhaib’s east Delhi house to a hospital with fatal stab wounds.

Ilyasi, who had shot into limelight after hosting a TV crime show ‘India’s Most Wanted’, was arrested on March 28, 2000.

Later, 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.

Credits: ANI

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