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Former Mumbai top cop Himanshu Roy commits suicide

Roy, who had seven years of service left, is also credited with setting up Mumbai’s first Cyber Crime Cell, devising effective anti-dacoity measures in rural Maharashtra and establishing a special cell to deal with crimes related to women

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Mumbai: Former Mumbai top cop Himanshu Roy has committed suicide, according to media reports. According to reports, Roy shot himself around 1.40 PM today. He was rushed to a hospital.

Mumbai police officer Himanshu Roy has committed suicide, police confirmed. Himanshu Roy headed the Anti-Terror Squad of Maharashtra.

The 1988 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) Officer allegedly shot himself at his home in Mumbai.

Roy was reportedly suffering from cancer for a while. He had gone on a long leave on medical grounds.

Doctors at a Mumbai hospital declared him brought dead. Roy handled several high-profile cases during his time, including the IPL betting scandal and 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. Roy handled the Mumbai crime branch before he served as Maharashtra ATS chief. He was serving as additional director general of police before going on leave.

Roy had a sterling career in which he has cracked several high-profile cases, handled important responsibilities, and moved up the ladder fast.

Though he got a side posting of Additional Director General of Police (housing) in the last reshuffle of Mumbai police’s top deck, for nearly ten years before that Roy handled two of the force’s most important offices.

Roy has solved several sensational cases including the firing on Dawood’s brother Iqbal Kaskar’s driver Arif Bael, Journalist J Dey murder case, the double murder case involving Vijay Palande, Laila Khan murder case and the recent murder of law graduate Pallavi Purkhayasta.

 After the stint at the Crime Branch, Roy was transferred to the state’s Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS). It was during his tenure that the ATS arrested software engineer Anees Ansari for allegedly planning to blow up the American School at BKC.

Roy, who had seven years of service left, is also credited with setting up Mumbai’s first Cyber Crime Cell, devising effective anti-dacoity measures in rural Maharashtra and establishing a special cell to deal with crimes related to women.

His last major case was the 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing case and he was responsible for the arrest of Vindu Dara Singh was for alleged links to bookies in this spot-fixing.
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