Know Pradip Sawant

Shri Pradip Sawant is one of the prestigious and esteemed police officers in Mumbai police. He has always been diligent in his duties and the assignments he has taken in Mumbai Police for decades.

He has a long career in Mumbai Police and is serving since 1986. He is popularly known for handling quite renowned and serious shootout, robbery and dacoit cases. In his whole tenure, he launched a number of operations against gangsters and robberies in all over Maharashtra.

In the year 2000, he got promoted to the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police and specially handpicked and posted as Deputy Commissioner of Police (Detection) in crime branch. He is currently serving Mumbai Police as the DCP security branch and based out in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Personal Life

He was born in Thane on 25th January 1962 and was a brilliant child since kid. Belonging to a family where his father was also in Mumbai Police and has served the state as Assistant Commissioner of Police, he has always received great values and humanity for the house itself. His mother and Father reside in Ghatkopar, Mumbai, where mother being a homemaker.

Getting into marriage institution, he got married to Mrs Medha Sawant in the year 1987. She is a Doctor of Naturopathy, practicing in Mumbai and a well-established Nutritionist. He is a proud father of two sons. The elder son is Yash Sawant who is 29 years of his age and the younger son is Jeet Sawant, 26 years.

Academic Credentials

He belongs to Mumbai and owing to this his major schooling is being done in Mumbai and Thane only. Post completion of his studies he got graduated in B.Sc. (Chemistry) from Ruia College, Mumbai University. Later he did his Law from South Mumbai, while this he got selected in MPSC and then joined the Police.

A Movie inspired on his life – Sarfarosh

Police officers are loved in Bollywood too, because of this you will see the famous character of Amir Khan in Sarfarosh which is said to be based on DCP Pradip Sawant’s police career and his tenure as a dynamic police officer. Bollywood movie Sarfarosh came in 1999 starring Aamir Khan. The character of ACP Ajay Singh Rathod, played by Aamir Khan in the film Sarfarosh is closely associated with the cases and the kind of encounters Pradip Sawant executed in his tenure. Furthermore, one such scene from the movie where ACP Rathod (Amir Khan) showed up at the Dhaba in civil dress with his co-police officers to grab a gangster, which was actually the style of Pradip Sawant – the way he executed a couple of such cases in his real life tenure.