PG Office: Alamgiri did not ask for a plea deal

A screengrab from video showing Bangladeshi national, MD Alamgiri apologize and repent for having engaged in sexual relations with high-profile male politicians and videotaping the acts.

The Prosecutor General’s (PG) Office on Monday stated that Alamgiri - a young Bangladeshi national who has admitted to engaging in sexual acts with several high-profile Maldivian men, has not requested a plea deal.

Alamgiri was arrested on July 12. The court initially remanded him in the custody of police for five days. His remand was extended by 15 days again on July 18.

He is accused of recording himself engaging in sexual relations with men. The videos were later used to blackmail them.

Moreover, Sun received a video in June in which Alamgiri apologized to the Maldivian people, and said he had repented for his sins.

Despite the PG Office stating that they have not received a request for a plea deal on behalf of Alamgiri, Sun has come to know he had indeed asked for it during the investigative stages.

A plea deal will be made between the accused and the Prosecutor General’s Office.  

Discussions will be held between both parties and if the accused confesses to the crime, an agreement will be written based on that.

According to the Penal Code, under such an agreement, the prosecution can request a punishment that is not less than the original one.h

As per the information obtained by Sun, Alamgiri has had homosexual relations with over 100 people.

Some of the videos were recently leaked over social media. One of them 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).