New Delhi, May 11: Himanshu Roy, former Maharashtra Anti Terrorists Squad chief, on Friday committed suicide at his official residence in Mumbai. According to reports, he shot himself in his residence in Mumbai. He was a 1998-batch IPS officer also worked as the Joint Commissioner in Mumbai. Also Read - Another Covid-19 Tragedy: With No Smartphone For Online Classes, Class 9 Student Kills Herself in Maharashtra’s Satara
Himanshu Roy headed the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and also worked as the Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) in Mumbai. He was currently Additional Director (ADG) in Maharashtra police. Also Read - Bhojpuri Actor Akshat Utkarsh Found Hanging to Ceiling Fan of His Apartment in Mumbai, Family Suspects Murder
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- Roy was joint commissioner, crime, from the year 2010 to 2014.
- He was appointed as Maharashtra ATS chief in February 2014.
- Roy became additional DG (housing) in 2015.
- Roy was appointed as ADG (Establishment) in Maharashtra in November 2016.
- As an ATS, Roy arrested Anees Ansari for allegedly planning to blast off American School at Bandra Kurla Complex, Maharashtra.
- He was the first to set up Mumbai’s first Cyber Crime Cell.
- He was one of the first police officers in Mumbai to get Z+ security cover.
- He exposed the IPL spot-fixing scandal.
- He cracked several high-profile cases.
- He was sick for a pretty long time, Zee News TV reports said.
- After a short time at Crime Branch, Himanshu Roy was transferred to Maharashtra’s Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS).