Former Maharashtra ATS chief Himanshu Roy, commits suicide

Mumbai: Himanshu Roy, Additional Director General of Police (Establishment) and former Maharashtra ATS chief, committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver at his Malabar Hills residence in Mumbai on Friday.

He was said to be suffering from cancer for last 3 years and had been on leave for around a year. According to reports, the senior officer put the gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger. He was bleeding when brought to Bombay Hospital where he was declared dead.

Roy, a 1988 batch IPS officer of Maharashtra cadre, was an alumni of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. He has served as the head of the Mumbai Crime Branch as well as the Anti-terrorist Squad of the Mumbai Police.

Himanshu Roy is famous for his role in cracking several cases during his tenure. One of the famous cases he handled was the IPL spot-fixing case in 2013 that came to light during the Indian Premier League. It was Himanshu Roy who was responsible for the arrest of Vindu Dara Singh.

He has received several awards including such as Police Medal for Meritorious Service and 50th Anniversary Independence medal during his illustrious career.

He was SP Nasik (Rural) in 1995 and was promoted as DCP in Ahmednagar. In 2004, he was back in Nashik as Commissioner of Police from the year 2004-2007. He became the Joint Commissioner of Police Mumbai in 2009 and then joined the Cyber Crime Cell.

Thereafter, he went on to become the ATS Maharashtra Chief and then the Additional Director General of Police of Maharashtra (Planning and Co-ordination). The last post he held was Additional Director General of Police, Maharashtra.

The Maharashtra and Mumbai police are in shock after the tragic incident.