10 facts about ex-Maharashtra ATS chief Himanshu Roy

Erika Holt
May 13, 2018

According to Dr. Nagarkar, Roy first developed cancer in his kidneys in 2000, "He underwent extensive chemotherapy and surgery and succeeded in removing those tumours from his kidneys". But I was, and I remain, in disbelief that Himanshu took his life because he was made of a different mettle.

In conversation with Mumbai Live's reporter Bhagyeshree Bhuvad with the Executive Director of Humanity Care Center and Cancerologist, Dr. Raj Nagarkar informed that "Roy was responsing well to the treatment".

The prosecutor recalled that through the last discussions from the 26/11 Mumbai attack case, Mr Roy, afterward combined commissioner of police, sat through the discussions. "He was extremely sharp", said ex-Mumbai police commissioner Arup Patnaik, reported Firstpost. He was a policeman par excellence. What gave him edge over his peers in the police department in handling economic offences was that he was a chartered accountant by qualification. He was leading the investigation into the IPL betting scandal. Not many know that Himanshu worked for a top chartered accountancy firm before he appeared for the UPSC exam.

Himanshu Roy, from the 1988 batch of Indian Police Service (IPS), was earlier part of the Anti-Terror Squad of Maharashtra before being appointed as the additional director general of police in November 2016.

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Former Maharashtra ATS chief, also referred to as the "supercop" of Mumbai Police, passed away on Friday. Roy was reportedly fighting cancer and was on medical leave now. The cancer had spread to his bones but that didn't stop him from exercising. "I had spoke to him 2 months ago and it did not seem to me that he was low".

Pertinently, he was fighting cancer.

A fitness freak, he was tall, well-built and handsome and often known as "Body Builder" and compared with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Congress leader Milind Deora referred to Himanshu Roy as "Hercules Roy" for his well-built personality. Deepest condolences to his family and to Mumbai Police.

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