Former TV Anchor Suhaib Ilyasi Acquitted in Wife’s Murder Case
The Delhi High Court on Friday, 5 October, acquitted former TV anchor and producer Suhaib Ilyasi in his wife's murder case.
Ilyasi is best remembered for hosting the popular crime TV show, 'India's Most Wanted'.
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.
The bench’s verdict was based on the fact that there was no evidence against him and that even the prosecution had failed to establish the murder charges, The Indian Express reported.
The bench reportedly accepted the arguments put forth by the advocates representing Ilyasi, Rajiv Mohan and Abhimanyu Kampani, which stated that the trial court had only reached the conclusion that Ilyasi was guilty of Anju’s murder based on “conjectures”, the report added.
They added that the conviction was not supported by any “material on record”.
The trial court had on 20 December 2017 sentenced Ilyasi to life term for stabbing his wife to death, saying he "committed murder and gave it a colour of suicide".
(With inputs from PTI)