Former ATS chief Himanshu Roy commits suicide

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On Friday, former Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) Chief Himanshu Roy committed suicide. As per reports, the former ATS Chief shot himself using a gun at his house. The ex-ATS Chief was an IPS officer of Maharashtra Cadre of 1988 batch. Himanshu Roy completed his studies from St. Xavier’s College and was currently holding the position of Additional Director General of Police of Maharashtra. Reports suggest that the officer killed himself at his own residence using a service revolver.

He shot himself at 1:40 PM today at his residence in Mumbai with his service revolver. Himanshu Roy was suffering from Cancer. He was taking steroids. Roy was serving as Additional Director General of Police (ADGP).

Roy was 1988 batch Maharashtra cadre IPS officer. Roy has solved several 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. During 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing and betting case, he was responsible for the arrest of Vindu Dara Singh was for alleged links to bookies in this spot-fixing. Vindu Dara Singh was later released on bail on 3 June 2013 by a Mumbai Court.