Bangladesh Bank reserve heist: Probe report submission deferred to October 12
06:50 PM, September 10, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:08 PM, September 10, 2020

Bangladesh Bank reserve heist: Probe report submission deferred to October 12

A Dhaka court today set October 12 as the date for submission of a probe report in the case lodged over the Bangladesh Bank (BB) reserve heist that took place in 2016.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Morshed Al Mamun Bhuiyan set the date as Criminal Investigation Department, the investigation agency, could not submit the report today. Hackers had stole 101 million USD from BB's accounts with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in February 2016.

Eighty-one million USD was transferred to four accounts with RCBC in Manila and another 20 million USD to a bank in Sri Lanka.

But the transfer of 20 million USD to Sri Lanka failed because of a spelling error by the hackers. Later, Bangladesh Bank was able to retrieve about 15 million USD from the Philippines.

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

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