10 facts about ex-Maharashtra ATS chief Himanshu Roy

Pauline Obrien
May 13, 2018

The incident took place at around 1 pm on Friday and Roy was brought dead to the Bombay hospital. One of his first postings was in Malegaon, where he was posted from 1991 to 1995. He cleared the Union Public Service Commission exams and become an Indian Police Service officer, graduating with the1988 batch. He was presently serving as the Additional DGP (Esstt.), MS, Mumbai.

"On a couple of occasions, he had told me that the illness was taking a toll on his health and at times, he wasn't able to bear the pain..." A remarkable investigator, a wonderful human being and an inspiration for all, Late Himanshu Roy has left a void hard to fill in the department. "May the departed soul Rest in Peace", poet Dr. Kumar Vishvas tweeted. Roy's other passion was Hindustani classical music which he helped promote by organising concerts at his alma mater, St Xavier's College.

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The deceased's family, while accepting the warm gesture shown by people on Roy's shock demise, also appealed the late police officer's supporters to respect their privacy.

Himanshu Roy also played a key role in the investigation of journalist J Dey's murder case.

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He [Roy] was a bright officer. In both instances, there was tremendous pressure on the government and the police department. "The authorities should think about this seriously".

In 2012, he was among the officers handpicked by then Home Minister R.R. Patil to oversee the transfer of Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab, who was found guilty in the Mumbai terror attack, from Mumbai to Pune. "It is a loss to the police force and to us, as we all worked very closely and were even satisfied with the results".

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In the memory of the decorated officer, who led the investigation in several high profile cases, the Mumbai police on Twitter wrote that he was a remarkable investigator, a wonderful human being and an inspiration for all.

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