Former Maharashtra ATS chief, Himanshu Roy, who was currently serving as Maharashtra ADGP, shot himself dead with his service revolve at his residence on Friday.
According to media reports, his body was found with a gunshot wound. The motive behind the suicide is yet to be ascertained.
It is being told that the Himanshu Roy had been suffering from cancer and had, reportedly, slipped into depression following prolonged illness.
He had not attended office since last one and half year.
1988 batch IPS officer Roy, who was honoured with President’s medal for distinguished and meritorious services in 2012, had handled several high profile cases including IPL spot-fixing scandal, the firing on Dawood’s brother Iqbal Kaskar’s driver Arif Bael, Journalist J Dey murder case, the double murder case of Vijay Palande, Laila Khan and the murder of law graduate Pallavi Purkhayasta.