Updates: Mumbai Top Cop Himanshu Roy Allegedly Kills Himself

Himanshu Roy, a senior Mumbai police officer involved in many high-profile investigations, earlier headed the Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) of Maharashtra

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Updates: Mumbai Top Cop Himanshu Roy Allegedly Kills Himself

Himanshu Roy was an Additional Director General of Police and also the former Maharshtra ATS chief

Mumbai:  Himanshu Roy, a senior Mumbai police officer involved in many high-profile investigations, committed suicide at his home on Friday. Himanshu Roy was an Additional Director General of Police. He had earlier headed the Anti-Terror Squad of Maharashtra. He was believed to be battling cancer and had gone on a long leave on medical grounds. The 1988 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) Officer allegedly shot himself using his service revolver at his home in Mumbai around 1.40 pm. He was brought dead to hospital. Himanshu Roy led investigations into several big cases including the 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing, the murder of Pallavi Purkayastha and the J Dey murder.

Here are the updates on Himanshu Roy's suicide case:


 


May 11, 2018
23:10 (IST)
Himanshu Roy has been cremated with full state honours.
May 11, 2018
19:04 (IST)
Himanshu Roy's suicide note has been recovered: Police

A police statement has been released which says that a suicide note has been recovered.



May 11, 2018
16:49 (IST)
The post-mortem has started.
May 11, 2018
16:41 (IST)
Forensic team officials at Himanshu Roy's home in Mumbai.

May 11, 2018
16:36 (IST)
A Chartered Accountant by training and an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the 1988 batch, Himanshu Roy is survived by his wife Bhawna Roy, an IAS officer who quit civil services to work with NGOs in Maharashtra.
May 11, 2018
15:55 (IST)
Himanshu Roy's body has been taken to Mumbai's GT Hospital for post mortem.
May 11, 2018
15:52 (IST)
"Shocked to learn about Himanshu Roy's untimely passing. I would jokingly call him 'Hercules Roy' because of his overawing athletic build. Only recently, I messaged him to enquire about his health. He was a capable IPS officer & will be missed. May his soul rest in peace," tweeted Congress leader from Maharashta Milind Deora.
May 11, 2018
15:29 (IST)
Himanshu Roy led investigations into several big cases, including the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing, the murder of Pallavi Purkayastha and the J Dey murder. While he was heading the anti-terror squad, he arrested software engineer Anees Ansari for allegedly planning to blow up the American School. "He was a very bright officer. Such a tragedy," said MN Singh, who was his superior at a point. The officer, regarded by colleagues as committed, sharp and popular, had seven years of service left.
May 11, 2018
15:27 (IST)
Himanshu Roy had been battling cancer and had gone on a long leave on medical grounds. The 1988 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) Officer allegedly shot himself using his service revolver at his home in Mumbai around 1:40 pm. He was brought dead to hospital.
May 11, 2018
15:24 (IST)

Arup Patnaik, one of Himanshu Roy's, said: "He was a fitness freak. He was at an advanced stage of cancer and couldn't take it anymore. It is very, very unfortunate."
May 11, 2018
15:22 (IST)
In 2015, Himanshu Roy was among police officers who were seen to be sidelined after they wrote to the Maharashtra home department alleging poor treatment by seniors and favouritism in transfers. That was the time he was removed as chief of the anti-terror squad -- an elite posting -- and was appointed additional director general in charge of police housing.
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