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Probe report in BB reserve heist case on May 6

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 13:06, 25 February 2024  
Probe report in BB reserve heist case on May 6

A Dhaka court on Sunday (February 25) set May 6 to submit the investigation report in the case filed over Bangladesh Bank (BB) reserve heist that took place in 2016.

Today was fixed for submitting the investigation report but the investigation agency Criminal Investigation Department (CID) failed to submit the report, prompting Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Rajesh Chowdhury to set the new date.

Hackers stole $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 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.

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

The CID is now investigating the case.

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