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Published On: Fri, May 11th, 2018

Mumbai IPS Officer Himanshu Roy commits suicide

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himansu-1526033088MUMBAI : Mumbai top cop and former ATS Chief, Himanshu Roy committed suicide on Friday afternoon at his residence in Mumbai by shooting himself. Reportedly shot himself at around 1:40 PM. He had solved many high-profile cases including IPL spot-fixing case. He was reportedly suffering from cancer .Roy was an IPS officer of Maharashtra Cadre of 1988 batch,
The exact reason for suicide is not known right now. Roy used his service revolver to shoot himself and was declared brought dead by a Mumbai hospital. He was serving as additional director general of police and had also handled the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack

Himanshu Roy completed his studies from St. Xavier’s College and was currently holding the position of Additional Director General of Police of Maharashtra. Reports suggest that the officer killed himself at his own residence using a service revolver. Sources claim that Mumbai Crime branch is said to investigate the suicide of Himanshu Roy.
The former ATS Chief Himanshu Roy made headlines after he had arrested Vindu Dara Singh for alleged links to bookies during the 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing and betting case. However, Singh was later released by a Mumbai Court.
According to a report the former ATS chief  Roy was suffering from cancer and other multiple ailments. The officer was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital but was declared dead on arrival by the doctors.
Apart from bringing down the 2013 IPL betting and spot-fixing case, Himanshu Roy solved a series of big cases during his time with Maharashtra ATS. A few of the cases handled by the top cop are as follows:
A) The case of firing on Dawood Ibrahim‘s brother Iqbal Kaskar’s driver Arif Bael. B) The murder case of journalist J Dey C) The double murder case involving Vijay Palande D) Laila Khan murder case E) The recent murder of law graduate Pallavi

Senior Mumbai Police officers confirmed that Mr. Roy, who was currently on sick leave, shot himself through the head in his residence at the Suruchi building near Mantralaya on Friday afternoon. He was rushed to the Bombay Hospital, where he was declared dead before admission.
Currently posted as ADG, Establishments, Mr. Roy had been on sick leave since November 23, 2016 as he had been suffering from a terminal disease. Sources said that he had been abroad for treatment but later suffered a relapse, which caused him severe depression.
An alumni of the St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai and an IPS officer of the 1988 batch, Mr. Roy had served in several important postings in Mumbai, including Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) and Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), and had also served as the chief of the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad.
(With Agency Inputs ).


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