Sachin Sawant is a 2008 batch Indian Revenue Service officer who hit the headlines in June 2023 when the Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials arrested him over allegations of corruption and possession of assets disproportionate to his income.
Sachin Balasaheb Sawant was born on Saturday, 19 July 1980 (age 43 years; as of 2023). His zodiac sign is Cancer. Sachin studied Bachelor of Engineering in Instrumentation Engineering. Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs
Sachin’s father served in the police force.
Sachin Sawant is married; however, there is not much information about his wife.
Indian Revenue Service
Sachin Sawant became an Indian Revenue Service officer in 2008. In September 2008, he was appointed as the Additional Commissioner of Customs and GST. Sawant served as the Joint Commissioner of Customs in Mumbai from May 2010 to September 2021. Sachin Sawant – LinkedIn He was appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to Uday Samant, Minister of Higher and Technical Education of Maharashtra on 10 September 2020. Sachin was also posted at the Jawaharlal Nehru Customs House, Nhava Sheva, before joining Enforcement Directorate (ED) Mumbai Zone 2 as Deputy Director on deputation. Sachin was promoted to the designation of Additional Commissioner of Lucknow GST and Central Excise (CX) on 1 January 2021; he joined on 28 June 2021. Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs He has also served as the Deputy Commissioner of the Mumbai Central Excise Zone 1. Directorate General of Human Resource Development
Apprehended by Enforcement Directorate
In June 2023, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) apprehended Sachin Sawant, charging him with corruption and acquisition of assets disproportionate to his income. Reports suggest that while serving as the deputy director of the ED’s Mumbai Zone 2 unit, Sawant probed a diamond trading company for allegedly illegally channelling and transferring over Rs. 500 crores; however, one of the individuals arrested in connection to the case filed a complaint against Sawant, accusing him of demanding a bribe. Upon further investigation, CBI officials discovered that Sawant had accumulated substantial assets in his name and the names of his immediate family members – his wife, father, and mother – during his tenure as deputy director. These assets, reportedly worth Rs. 2.45 crore, were deemed disproportionate to their legitimate income sources. The investigators also suspected Sawant of owning a BMW car and another vehicle through straw owners or benamidars. The ED later joined the investigation to trace the suspected money trail. Following Sawant’s arrest, he was transported from Lucknow to Mumbai, and the ED conducted searches at his residences in both cities. The properties of his relatives were also subject to ED searches. India Today
Sachin Sawant owns many vehicles including a BMW.
- Sachin Sawant passed the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination on his fourth attempt; he secured AIR 414.
- According to sources, Sawant spent 30 years living in a 200-square-foot house within police quarters with his parents before becoming an Indian Revenue Service officer.