Former Maharashtra ATS chief Himanshu Roy kills self, suicide note recovered

Roy had headed the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and also worked as the Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime).

Former Maharashtra ATS Chief Himanshu Roy commits suicide
Himanshu Roy, former Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief, allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver at his residence on Friday. Photo: PTI
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 11 May 2018 08:17 PM
NEW DELHI: Former Maharashtra ATS Chief and Additional Director General of Police Himanshu Roy, who exposed the IPL spot-fixing scandal, committed suicide on Friday.

Police said a suicide note was recovered from his residence, in which Himanshu said he is taking this extreme step due to his prolonged illness. He was suffering from cancer and undergoing treatment for the disease.

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An India Police Service officer of the 1988 batch, shot himself with his service revolver at his residence.

In his sprawling career, Roy headed the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and also worked as the Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) from 2012-2014 in Mumbai.  He had been credited with cracking several high profile cases in the city. Roy had set up Mumbai’s first Cyber Crime Cell.

Roy is also credited with leading the investigation into the IPL betting scandal.

He was then transferred to the state ATS. During his tenure as the agency's chief, software engineer Anees Ansari was arrested for allegedly planning to blow up the American school at the Bandra Kurla complex.

 Former Mumbai police commissioner M N Singh termed him a courageous and hardworking officer.

"He was suffering from cancer but he was fighting it. It is very unfortunate that he had to end his life like this," Singh was quoted by PTI as saying.