5 things you need to know about Mumbai top cop Himanshu Roy

Mumbai’s anti-terror chief Himanshu Roy committed suicide on Friday. He had been granted a long-leave for six months in 2016, with the option to extend it further, reports said.

1) He was suffering from cancer, sources said.
2) Roy shot himself with the service revolver at his Malabar Hills residence in Mumbai. Roy, an IPS officer of 1988 batch, was bleeding when he was brought to Bombay Hospital where he was declared dead.
3) He served as the joint commissioner of Mumbai police in the crime branch from 2010 to 2014, when he exposed the IPL betting scandal and arrest of diesel don Mohammed Ali Shaikh.
4) 26/11 Mumbai terror attack convict and Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab was sentenced to life during Roy’s tenure as Mumbai crime branch chief.
5) Areeb Majeed, the Kalyan youth who went to join the IS, was deported to India during his tenure as the head of the Anti-terrorism Squad.