Mumbai, May 11: Mumbai’s Police Commissioner / IPS Officer Himanshu Roy (55) on Friday committed suicide at his house in Mumbai. As per details available, the 55-year old senior Mumbai Police officer shot himself at around 1.40 PM and was rushed to Bombay hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. The exact reason for suicide is not known yet.
As per reports, the body of the top cop was found at his residence in South Mumbai with gunshot wounds on his body. It must be noted that Roy was on leave as he was suffering from Cancer for a while and was undergoing a treatment for the same. At present, Roy’s dead body is in Bombay Hospital where his wife is also present.
Known for his valour and courage, Roy was the Maharashtra ATS chief and the Joint Commissioner of crime. He was responsible to set up the cyber crime cell in Mumbai. Further details and updates about the suicide are awaited.
55-year old Roy headed the Anti-Terror Squad of Maharashtra. Initial reports suggest that Roy shot himself to death at his home in Mumbai. Roy, the IPS officer of 1988 Maharashtra Cadre has cracked many cases including the 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing case, journalist J Dey murder case, the double murder case involving Vijay Palande among others.
After being in the Crime Branch, Roy was transferred to Maharashtra’s Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS). Reports inform that it was during Roy’s tenure that the ATS arrested software engineer Anees Ansari for allegedly planning to blow up the American School at Bandra Kurla Complex.
In November 2016, Additional Director General of Police Himanshu Roy was appointed as ADG (Establishment) in Maharashtra. A 1988-batch IPS officer, Roy was on waiting for a posting for the last few months. Roy has headed the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and also worked as the Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) in Mumbai. A 1988-batch IPS officer, Roy, also worked as the Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) in Mumbai.