Latest News: Police in Mumbai have issued a statement stating that Roy said in his farewell letter that he is suffering from depression.
A forensics team arrived at the former residence of the Maharashtra ATS chief ANI . The Mumbai police still have to find a farewell letter left by Roy.
India Today reports that to date there has been no official statement from the Mumbai police about Himanshu Roy's death. He added that the body was in the Gokuldas Tejpal Hospital for autopsy.
According to NDTV Himanshu Roy used to talk to colleagues about the police's early withdrawal.
The IPS Association said it had lost a "wild brave officer". Bollywood celebrities expressed mourning over the death of Himanshu Roy.
Congress Speaker Priyanka Chaturvedi said that Himanshu Roy's request to the Home Department was not respected.
Former Mumbai police commissioner Arup Patnaik praised Himanshu Roy and said he was a gentle word
Himanshu Roy, a police raid from Mumbai and former head of the Maharashtra anti-terrorism team, committed suicide on Friday by convicting himself shot.
Roy was a cancer patient for some time and was on medical leave. The news station also said that he was taken to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival.
He shot himself on Friday at 1:40 pm with his revolver.
In November 2016, Roy was appointed Additional Director-General
A 1988 batch officer, Roy had also worked as the Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) in Mumbai.
Roy had conducted the investigation of the IPL betting scandal and the murders of Laila Khan and his relatives.
According to India Today other cases of great interest in which he was involved were the shooting at Dawood's brother driver and the murder of the journalist J. Dey.
During Roy's tenure as Maharashtra's ATS chief, software engineer Anees Ansari was arrested for allegedly blowing up the American school at the Bandra Kurla complex
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