Criminal Court has extended the granted the police a 15-day extension to the remand of MD Alamgiri, a young Bangladeshi national who has admitted to engaging in sexual acts with several high-profile Maldivian men.
Alamgiri was arrested on July 12. The court initially remanded him to the custody of police for five days. His remand was extended by 15 days again on Monday.
Alamgiri is accused of recording himself engaging in sexual relations with men. The videos were later used to blackmail them.
Some of the videos were recently leaked over social media. One of it shows Alamgiri allegedly engaging in sexual acts with Ahmed Nazim Abdul Sattar, a prominent lawyer and younger brother of Parliament speaker, former president Mohamed Nasheed, and former Nolhivaram MP Mohamed Nasheed (Colonel Nasheed).
Police have previously stated that Alamgiri, Nazim Sattar and Colonel Nasheed all have been barred from travel, and are under investigation.
Sun received a video in June in which Alamgiri apologized to the Maldivian people, and said he had repented for his sins.
He said he was a poor man, and did not know rights from wrong.
“I have repented. Maldivians, please forgive me,” he said in the video.