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BB to file case in New York over reserve heist

Amirul : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2018-02-07 4:33:38 PM     ||     Updated: 2018-02-12 11:22:38 AM
Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith

Special Correspondent: Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith said Bangladesh Bank is going to file a case in New York over the cyber heist that took place in 2016.

Lawyers have held a discussion regarding the filing of the case. We hope the Federal Reserve Bank of New York known as New York Fed will extend its cooperation in this regard, Muhith added.

The finance minister said this while talking to reporters after a meeting with the purchase committee at the cabinet division on Abdul Gani Road, Dhaka on Wednesday.

Bangladesh has not been able to bring back the major portion of the $81 million wired to the Philippines from Bangladesh Bank’s account with the New York Fed.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is yet to complete its investigation into the transnational crime, one of the world's biggest cyber thefts ever reported.

As part of the probe, the CID sought information from several countries about the suspects, but only the Philippines has responded so far.

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