Alamgir case: Further three arrests on Thursday

Police officers patrol the streets of Male' City during curfew. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Maldives Police Service, on Friday, revealed that three further suspects were arrested on Thursday on suspicions of engaging in homosexual relations with Bangladeshi national, Alamgir.

In this regard, the police said that three men were arrested under court orders on Thursday – identifying them as a 44-year-old, a 47-year-old and a 50 year-old.

They further detailed that all suspects were remanded in custody for 10 days following their presentation at court for remand hearings.

On Thursday, police revealed three men were arrested under court orders on Tuesday in connection to homosexuality cases.

They detailed the suspects as a 45-year-old who was remanded in custody for five days, a 47-year-old who was remanded in custody for 14 days and a 49-year-old who was also remanded in custody for 14 days.

The identities of the suspects were not disclosed by the police.

However, Sun has learned the arrest made both on Tuesday and Thursday pertains to Alamgir case.

A string of videos showing men engage in homosexual relations were leaked on social media.

The subject of many of the videos, Alamgiri, who admitted to engaging in sexual acts with multiple men, including several high-profile Maldivians, was found guilty and sentenced to seven months in prison in August.

The videos leaked online purportedly show Alamgir engaging in sexual relations with Ahmed Nazim Abdul Sattar, a prominent lawyer and younger brother of Parliament speaker, former president Mohamed Nasheed, former Nolhivaram MP Mohamed Nasheed (Colonel Nasheed), and Sergeant Abdul Rahman Rafeeu, a senior police officer from the Drug Enforcement Department (DED). All three await trial.

Videos leaked later involved teachers and muezzins.