BB reserve heist

Published:  03:46 AM, 14 January 2021

Probe report defers for 48th time


The Criminal Investigation Department- CID has been granted more time to submit the probe report into Bangladesh Bank's reserve heist.Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury on Wednesday directed the CID to come up with the probe report on February 18.With this, the date for submission of the report has been deferred for 48 times.

On February 4 in 2016, hackers stole $101 million from Bangladesh Bank's accounts with Federal Reserve Bank in New York.Of the amount, $81 million was transferred to four accounts with the 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, Bangladesh Bank was able to recover approximately $15 million from the Philippines.On March 15 in the same year, Binay Huda, Deputy Director of the Accounts and Budgeting Department of the central bank, lodged the case with Motijheel Police station under the Money Laundering Act.



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