BB reserve heist case report on Oct 12...

Dhaka, Tuesday   29 September 2020

BB reserve heist case report on Oct 12

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 03:47 PM, 10 September 2020  

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A court on Thursday set October 12 to submit a probe report in the case lodged over Bangladesh Bank (BB) reserve heist. 

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Morshed Al Mamun Bhuiyan fixed the new date as the investigation agency CID could not submit the report today. 

In February 2016, Hackers stole $101m from Bangladesh Bank’s accounts with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the US. Of the amount, $81 million was transferred to four accounts with RCBC in Manila and another $20 million to a bank in Sri Lanka. 

But the transfer of $20 million to Sri Lanka failed because of a spelling error by the hackers. Later, the BB was able to retrieve about $15 million from the Philippines.

Later on March 15, 2016, Bangladesh Bank Deputy Director (accounts and budgeting) Zobayer Bin Huda filed the case with Motijheel Police Station. Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is now probing the case.