Tragic day - Himanshu Roy, one of Maharashtra police's best officers, shoots himself

Senior Mumbai Police Officer Himanshu Roy Allegedly Commits Suicide
Mumbai Joint Commissioner Himanshu Roy commits suicide in his home

12 May, 2018

After this came Roy's stint with the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS), during which he supervised the arrest of software engineer Anees Ansari for allegedly planning a bomb blast at the American School at Bandra Kurla Complex.

A one-page suicide note was recovered from his residence, the Mumbai Police said in a press statement. "Prima facie, it appears that he took the extreme steps due to his illness", added a former colleague. Apparently, Roy had to undergo blood transfusion every three days as a part of the treatment. He was battling cancer for a long time, and was on extended medical leave since 2016, police said. Successive chief ministers and home ministers considered him among the state's most important police officers.

One of India's most senior police officials has killed himself in the western city of Mumbai, senior officials have confirmed. He was now Additional Director (ADG) police in Maharashtra. Roy was born on 23 June 1963. During private conversations, he would speak of fitness, his regime, diet and supplements.

Roy was a former Anti-Terror Squad Chief of Maharashtra.

Himanshu Roy also played a key role in the investigation of journalist J Dey's murder case.

Himanshu was the joint commissioner of police (Crime) from 2012-2014 and is credited with leading the investigation into the IPL betting scandal.

"Shocked to learn about Roy's untimely passing". The option was to go in for surgery, but I think Roy knew there wasn't much hope for him.

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Actor Neel Nitin Mukesh, who was a family friend of Roy offered his condolence to the deceased IPS officer. "May his soul rest in peace", former MP and Congress leader Milind Deora tweeted.

Roy was an alumnus of St Xaviers College, Mumbai. In both instances, there was tremendous pressure on the government and the police department.

This is really a matter of sorrow that we have lost a bright officer. It's very sad that young officer like him had to shoot himself.

Mr Bhansali further said that Roy's wife, along with the police officer's bodyguards, had brought his body to the hospital. They need to be proper rest by the government.

Mumbai terror attack convict and Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab was hanged to death during Roys tenure as Mumbai crime branch chief. He was an asset for the police force.

Himanshu took up several challenges in his illustrious career.

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