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".
Anju was found dead with multiple stab wounds in her east Delhi home on January 11, 2000.
In 2014, the Delhi High Court had asked the trial court to add the graver charge of murder under Section 302 against Ilyasi for his wife's death.
The 51 years old Suhaib was held guilty of murder by a Delhi court on Saturday.
Anju's family wanted capital punishment to Ilyasi but his lawyer requested for minimum punishment, stating that his client was distressed and shall not be liable for the extreme sentence.
Her death was treated as a suicide until her mother demanded that Ilyasi be tried for murder.
Illyasi had shot to fame in the 1990s for the Zee TV show India's Most Wanted, which would track criminals on the run.
28 March, 2000: Ilyasi arrested on charges of dowry harassment and murder levelled by sister-in-law and mother-in-law.
Anju's sister and mother had accused Suhaib of torturing his wife for the sake of more dowry, even though he vehement;y denied it and kept saying that she had committed suicide.
Under the Indian legal system trial court verdicts can be challenged in higher courts.
The court heard the case and ruled out that the case doesn't fall in the rarest of the rare category.
20 December: Court sentences Ilyasi to life imprisonment.