Himanshu Roy, former Maharashtra ATS chief and additional director general of police, committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver at his Mumbai residence on Friday. Doctors at a Mumbai hospital declared him brought dead.
Roy, a 1988 batch IPS officer of Maharashtra cadre, handled the Mumbai crime branch before he served as Maharashtra ATS chief. Roy handled several high-profile cases during his time, including the IPL betting scandal and 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.
Roy was known for his soft communication skills. He is credited with the investigation of IPL betting scam and arrest of diesel don Mohammed Ali Shaikh. Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab was sentenced to life during Roy’s tenure as Mumbai crime branch chief.
Roy was on medical leave owing to cancer, which he had been suffering with for the last two years. Sources say cancer led depression could have prompted him to take the extreme step