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Court rejects murder charge on Suhaib Ilyasi

New Delhi: Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Sanjay Garg dismissed a petition by Mrs Rukma Singh, mother-in-law of Suhaib Ilyasi, the producer of ‘India’s Most Wanted’ TV show, accusing him of murdering his wife Anju who had allegedly committed suicide on 10 January, 2000. After Anju’s death, Ilyasi’s mother-in-law Mrs Rukma Singh had charged him of harassing Anju for dowry and even her murder. He was arrested in March the same year.

A court where she had filed an application accusing him of murdering his wife, had dismissed her petition in 2004 for want of sufficient material and evidence against him. After that, she and her daughter had again filed a petition in ASJ Sanjay Garg’s court for his retrial as some fresh evidence like medical report, torturing his wife for dowry and tampering with proofs and evidences had come to light. Ilyasi’s lawyer, advocate Ramesh Gupta contested all these allegations and argued that all those proofs and evidences had already been produced before the previous court which had rejected her petition.

ASJ Sanjay Garg, after examing all the old and fresh evidence agreed with the defence counsel Ramesh Gupta and said that there was nothing new in the fresh documents and evidence against Ilyasi from those already submitted before the previous trial court judge on the basis of which he had rejected her petition. Justice Garg upheld the pervious court’s verdict and dismissed Rukma Singh and her daughter’s petition.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 March 2011 on page no. 18

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