Timeline: Case against Suhaib Ilyasi

Suhaib Ilyasi's sister-in-law has alleged that Ilyasi tortured Anju for dowry and drove her to suicide.

By: Express News Service | Updated: August 13, 2014 11:21:18 am

1993:  Suhaib Ilyasi marries his classmate from Jamia Mass Communication course, Anju, in London

January 10, 2000: Anju Ilyasi, wife of ‘India’s Most Wanted’ anchor and producer Suhaib Ilyasi, found dead at their East Delhi residence with multiple stab wounds

March 2000: Anju’s sister Rashmi alleges that Ilyasi tortured Anju for dowry, drove her to suicide

March 28, 2000: Ilyasi arrested after sisters-in-law and mother-in-law file police complaint alleging dowry harassment and murder. FIR registered for dowry death and cruelty under sections 498A and 304B IPC

October 3, 2002:  Chargesheet filed against Suhaib Ilyasi for dowry death

March 30, 2003: Trial court frames charges under Section 498A and 304 against Ilyasi

May 16, 2003: Trial begins

February 2004:  Anju’s mother Rukma Singh files application before trial court to add murder charge against Ilyasi. Application is rejected

August, 2010: Singh again files plea to add murder charge

February 19, 2011: Trial court rejects Singh’s plea

December 2011: Home dept orders  a new medical board to look into Anju’s injuries

May 16, 2012: Delhi HC issues notice on Singh’s pleas to add murder charge

January 7, 2013:  HC stays order for a fresh medical board after Ilyasi challenges the order

March 14, 2013: HC stays trial court proceedings on Singh’s plea

August 12, 2014: HC dismisses Ilyasi’s objection to the fresh medical board and allows Singh’s plea to add murder charge

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