‘Dabang’ and ‘Singham’ of Mumbai Police, Himanshu Roy commits suicide


Himanshu Roy, ADG rank IPS officer who worked as Mumbai crime branch chief and ATS chief committed suicide by shooting self at his residence in South Mumbai. He was popular as ‘Dabang’ and ‘Singham’ for his acts.

Sources believe that he was suffering from Renal Cancer. In fact, he had gone to USA for treatment. Mumbai Police has found a signed suicide note from the IPS officer Himanshu Roy’s residence. In the note, he has blamed his prolonged illness responsible for his act. He says he was depressed following which he committed suicide. He has left behind him his wife, an ex-bureaucrat who is currently a social worker, Bhawana.


Roy was often known as Dabang and Singham for his act and was a regular at Gym. He was a qualified CA and working for a private firm before he joined UPSC services. Also, his name was doing the rounds for commissioner of Mumbai Police’s post as he was likely to turn 55 next month.

 Some of significant cases Himanshu Roy had done a marvellous job

  1. Conviction and punishment in the sensational J Dey murder.

  2. Grilling of terrorist Kasab and got him hanged.

  3. Seizure of property owned by Dawood Ibrahim.

  4. Cracking betting on IPL matches.

  5. Grilling of IM terrorist Yaseen Bhatkal.



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