Himanshu Roy, Additional Director General (housing) committed suicide at his residence in Worli, Mumbai. It is reported to have occurred at 1:45 pm in Mumbai on Friday. He shot himself using his own service revolver.
Roy was reportedly suffering from a prolonged illness and was going through depression for a while.
Roy had worked as a chief of Mumbai Police Crime Branch and was instrumental behind cracking the IPL betting case in 2013, under Himanshu Roy the crime branch had cracked journalist J Dey murder case. Roy was chief of the Maharashtra anti-terrorist squad as well.
He was an IPS officer from the Maharashtra cadre of 1988 batch and an accomplished police officer with a career spanning 30 years.
Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh tweeted:
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) May 11, 2018
The Indian Police Service (Central) Association tweeted:
In a big tragedy, we lost one of our very bright officers Sri Himanshu Roy, IPS of 1988 batch #Maharashtra, today. A fierceley brave officer, his loss is irreparable. Our condolences & prayers to friends & family.@HMOIndia @Dev_Fadnavis @MumbaiPolice pic.twitter.com/47nVDVoXIG
— IPS Association (@IPS_Association) May 11, 2018