Mumbai: Former Mumbai top cop Himanshu Roy committed suicide. Roy shot himself around 1.40 pm today. He was rushed to a hospital.
Roy, an IPS officer of the 1988 batch, was suffering from cancer and undergoing treatment, and was on long leave. However, the exact reason for the alleged suicide is not yet clear.
As per the preliminary sources, Roy, the Additional Director General of Police (establishment) Maharashtra committed suicide by shooting himself.
Roy last big case was IPL spot fixing. Roy investigated the Indian Premier League spot-fixing and betting case in 2013. His probe led to arrest of Vindu Dara Singh for alleged links to bookies in this spot fixing case. Singh was later released on bail on 3 June 2013 by a Mumbai Court.
During his stint with the Anti Terrorism Squad, he solved sensational cases, including the firing on Dawood’s brother Iqbal Kaskar’s driver Arif Bael, journalist J Dey murder case, the double murder case involving Vijay Palande, Laila Khan murder case and the recent murder of law graduate Pallavi Purkhayasta.
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.