Mumbai: Former Mumbai top cop Himanshu Roy committed suicide, according to media reports. According to reports, Roy shot himself around 1.40 PM on Friday. He was rushed to a hospital.
Roy, an IPS officer of the 1988 batch, was reportedly suffering from cancer but exact reason for suicide is not known right now. 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 sideposting — 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. He was joint commissioner, crime, from 2010 to 2014 and during this period Roy led the investigation into the IPL betting scandal and the murders of Laila Khan and five of her relatives at the family’s Igatpuri house.
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 Bandra Kurla Complex.
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.