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Himanshu Roy, Former Maharashtra ATS Chief, commits suicide

Friday May 11, 2018 3:43 PM, & Agencies

Himanshu Roy IPS

Mumbai: Himanshu Roy, Former Maharashtra ATS Chief and currently Additional Director General of Police (Establishment), on Friday shot himself will his service revolver at his residence in Mumbai, according to the reports.

Himanshu Roy was believed to be battling cancer and was on medical leave. Soon after the incident, he was rushed to a hospital but doctors declared him brought dead.

Roy handled several high-profile cases during his time, including the IPL betting scandal and 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

Roy, a 1988 batch IPS officer of Maharashtra cadre, was an alumni of St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. He handled the Mumbai crime branch before he served as Maharashtra ATS chief. He also worked as Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) in Mumbai.

He was SP Nasik (Rural) in 1995 and was promoted as DCP in Ahmednagar. In 2004, he was back in Nashik as Commissioner of Police.

The Maharashtra and Mumbai police are in shock after the tragic incident.

Back in March 2013, Sanjay Banerjee, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) attached with Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), had committed suicide by shooting himself in front of his family members in a hotel at neighbouring Thane.

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