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BB reserve heist case probe report submission on May 21

Published: April 17, 2019 12:38:26 | Updated: April 17, 2019 17:01:44


A Dhaka court has set May 21 for submitting probe report in the case lodged over Bangladesh Bank (BB) reserve heist that took place in 2016.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury set the date as the investigation agency CID could not submit the report today (Wednesday).

Hackers stole US$101 million from BB’s accounts with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in February 2016. Of the amount, $81 million was transferred to four accounts with Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) in Manila and another $20 million to a bank in Sri Lanka.

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

Bangladesh Bank Deputy Director (accounts and budgeting) Zobayer Bin Huda filed the case with Motijheel Police Station on March 15, 2016.

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is now probing the case.

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