Himanshu Roy was an IPS officer of the 1988 batch and served as ATS Maharashtra Chief. A known face of Mumbai Police he cracked several high-profile cases, and handled important responsibilities during his decade-long career.
Born on 23 June 1963, Himanshu Roy was an alumnus of St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. An IPS officer of the 1988 batch he handled many high-profile 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 had also led the investigation into the IPL betting scandal that lead to the arrest of Vindu Dara Singh. Recipient of Police Medal for Meritorious Service, he is credited with setting up Mumbai's first Cyber Crime Cell. He was joint commissioner, crime, from 2010 to 2014. After the stint at the Crime Branch, Roy was transferred to the state’s Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS).
Suffering from cancer, Roy committed suicide by shooting himself at his residence. He was presently serving as the ADGP (Esstt.), MS, Mumbai. Himanshu Roy is survived by his wife Bhavna Roy.
Spouse(s): Bhavna Roy
(FOLLOWER OF Shri HIMANSHU ROY)
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