Home of GEA’s head comes
under grenade attack
The home of Mahender Sharma, head of the Guyana
Energy Agency (GEA) and his wife, Marcia
Nadir-Sharma came under a grenade attack Tuesday
night. Fortunately the grenade did not explode.
The attack has left many unanswered questions.
Sharma bought the home, located in Prashad Nagar,
from David Narine who served a drug induced
sentence in New York. He is out of prison having
been sentenced to time served but he must undergo
five years of supervised release.
Sharma moved there in 2006. Sharma is the
son of Channel Six’s owner, C.N.
Sharma, while his wife is the daughter of Minister
of Labour, Manzoor Nadir.
Mrs Nadir-Sharma is also the Deputy Head of the
According to a press statement issued yesterday by
Minister of Labour, Manzoor Nadir, the live
grenade was thrown at the home around 23:30 hrs on
Tuesday night while the official was at home with
‘Businessman’ had reportedly threatened Alicia Foster Liloutie-Seeram-dead-dv
The statement said that at the time of the
incident, the couple and a guest were in the
residence when they heard a thud against the
Upon investigating, they saw that the shade of the
emergency light had broken off the building and on
the ground. Later, around 01:30 hrs yesterday
morning, when Sharma was letting his guest out, he
discovered what appeared to be a grenade in the
According to the statement, it would appear that
the grenade may have been aimed at the bedroom of
the couple but missed its intended target, landing
just below the window.
Calls were made to the police with the bomb squad
arriving at around 03:30 hrs and removing the
grenade from the premises. The unit also combed
“By the grace of God, what saved the couple and
their five-year-old son’s lives was that the
grenade did not explode as clearly intended.”
It was unclear yesterday who the perpetrators
Yesterday, Mr Chandra Narine Sharma said that he
believed that the attack was related to the work
his son is doing at the Guyana Energy Authority.
Thursday, March 25, 2010