Ananya Bhardwaj, special correspondent at India’s The Print, attended our investigating illicit finance training in September. While in London, Ananya he visited fugitive arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari’s plush Mayfair pad.

Bhardwaj and Finance Uncovered confirmed that Bhandari lived at an apartment in the Grosvenor Hill court, owned by Panamanian company, Shamlan Gross-1 Inc.

As Bhardwaj reported, the beneficial owner of the company is not known, but Land Registry records showed up some other interesting connections.

See her full story here:

Fugitive arms dealer & Robert Vadra’s ‘friend’ Sanjay Bhandari lives in plush London flat


Posted by Margot Gibbs

Margot Gibbs was until December 2020 an investigative journalist at Finance Uncovered specialising in UK facilitation of corruption, natural resources and the environment. She has covered corruption in the Nigerian oil industry for Africa Confidential, revealed secret contracts underpinning a private tax haven in the Marshall Islands, and produced critically-acclaimed radio for BBC Radio 4. Working with NGOs, she has investigated corruption in the arms industry and the London property market, financing of environmentally destructive palm oil projects in Indonesia, and conflicts of interest in the UK accounting regulator. She is an expert in obtaining documents via freedom of information laws and has uncovered stories which have provoked policy changes in the UK and internationally.