Top cop Himanshu Roy dead; former ATS chief was battling cancer

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Mumbai top cop Himanshu Roy allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself using his service revolver at his residence in Mumbai on Friday. The incident took place at around 1 pm on Friday and Roy was brought dead to the Bombay hospital.

"He was a very bright officer". He has been battling with cancer and the prolonged illness along with depression are the reasons for Himanshu Roy killing himself said his close sources.

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Now posted as ADG, Establishments, Mr. Roy had been on sick leave since November 23, 2016 as he had been suffering from a terminal disease.

Roy was also instrumental in investigating the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting scandal, and was responsible for the arrest of Vindu Dara Singh, for his alleged links to bookies. "Such a tragedy", MN Singh, a former IPS officer was quoted by NDTV.

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Himanshu Roy graduated from St. Xavier's College in Mumbai. At that time he was the joint commissioner of the crime branch. He was removed as chief of the anti-terror squad after he wrote to the Maharashtra home department accusing his seniors of poor treatment and favouritism. Later he served in Cyber Crime Cell, posted as the chief of Maharashtra ATS and then as Additional Director General of Police of Maharashtra, which after his death, proved to be his last designation held in the police force.

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