The Financial Express

Report on BB reserve heist case on Feb 24

Published: January 23, 2020 17:40:29 | Updated: January 23, 2020 19:18:07

Report on BB reserve heist case on Feb 24

A Dhaka court on Thursday set February 24 for submitting the 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, reports BSS.

Hackers stole $101 million from BB’s accounts in February 2016. 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.

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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