Maria, who already served 3 years in jail was convicted for destruction of evidence in the murder. The Mumbai Court said that Maria was not a habitual offender and hence was freed.
Unhappy with the court's verdict, the father of Neeraj Grover said that they were denied justice and accused Maria of being the brain behind the conspiracy.
The Mumbai court, which was hearing the Neeraj Grover murder case had proclaimed its judgment on Jun 30 and convicted the accused, actress Maria Susairaj and her fiance Emile Jerome Mathew as guilty.
Court accused Emile Jerome Mathew of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Though Maria was cleared from murder charges, she was convicted guilty for destructing evidences.
Maria and her fiance killed Neeraj Grover in May 2008. Grover's body was chopped into several pieces and was disposed off in a bag in Mumbai outskirts.
Media reports came out with two different stories. While some say Grover was killed as he (Grover) failed to fulfill his promise to give "break" to Maria in the industry, the other alleged that Jerome killed Grover suspecting about an affair between Maria and the slain TV executive.