The Dabang of Mumbai Police, Himanshu Roy who was also called as Arnold Schwarznegger of Mumbai Police is no more!

There are few cops in India who are more daring, sincere and patriotic than we find in the Bollywood movies; after all, the films are inspired by real-life characters. The first police officer in Mumbai who was given Z+ security cover is no more. The cop who solved high profile murders is no more. 

Yes, the super cop Himanshu Roy is no more as he shot himself in the mouth with his service revolver at his house in Suniti Apartments at Nariman Point On May 11th. The suicide note written by Himanshu Roy stated that he was disgusted with his battle with cancer, for which he had taken leave since 2016. Roy’s wife Bhavna was present in the house when the incident happened.

Why the Indians will never forget Himanshu Roy?

  • Mr Roy was born on June 23, 1963  and was an alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.
  • Himanshu Roy cracked the civil service exams and got in the 1988-batch of Indian Police Service officer
  • He was a teetotaler (a person who never drinks alcohol) and had great interest towards Hindustani classical music.
  • Himanshu Roy became the youngest SP of Nasik (rural) in 1995.
  • It was under Mr Roy’s leadership that the investigation into the IPL betting scandal was headed.
  • It was during Mr Roy’s tenure that the Mumbai terror attack convict, terrorist Ajmal Kasab, was hanged to death. At this time, he was Mumbai crime branch chief.

Himanshu Roy never wanted credits when a case was solved, says officers who worked under him!

  • Himanshu Roy trusted them (subordinates) and gave them a free hand.
  • Himanshu Roy did not believe in taking regular updates from officers every week like some officers did. He told us that I trust you and gave us a free hand. If things did not work out sometimes, he stood by us. Some of the best police detections took place under his tenure. We all tried to best to deserve the trust he had in us.”
  • Another good thing about him was that he did not hog the credit when a case was detected. Some senior officers do not like it if the names of juniors appear prominently in the media. Roy Saab would encourage us to showcase the good work done by us. Roy also had good relations with the media and is remembered as a ‘co-operative officer’ who was ready to help journalists whenever approached.

These were words of various police officers who worked under IPS Officer Himanshu Roy.

Below is a list of the high profiles cases handled and cracked by IPS officer Himanshu Roy:

  • The case of firing on Dawood Ibrahim‘s brother Iqbal Kaskar’s driver Arif Bael.
  • The murder case of journalist J Dey
  • The double murder case involving Vijay Palande
  • Laila Khan murder case
  • The recent murder of law graduate Pallavi

Mumbai’s first Cyber Crime Cell was set-up under super cop, Himanshu Roy!

Under Himanshu Roy:
1) Investigated LeT Terrorist Headley, involvement in 26/11
2) Investigated IPL betting scandal.
3) Arrested Ansari who planning to blow up School.
4) Majeed who went to join ISIS, deported
5) Solved many Murder cases
6) Set up Mumbai’s first Cyber Crime Cell

Mortal remains of Former Maharashtra ATS Chief Himanshu Roy, arrived at Chandanwadi in Mumbai for cremation yesterday night. Below are the pictures of it.

Consultant Physician from Bombay Hospital, Dr Gautam Bhansali said “Unfortunately he was brought dead to the hospital. I knew him personally, he had lost lots of weight due to illness and didn’t have the same personality as earlier”.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said “He was known as a daring officer and had held many important positions. With his demise we have lost a capable officer”.

Source: Indian Express

Hansika Raj


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