CID fails to present probe report on Bangladesh Bank heist today, next date Jan 13
02:41 PM, December 06, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:50 PM, December 06, 2020

CID fails to present probe report on Bangladesh Bank heist today, next date Jan 13

A Dhaka court today set January 13 to submit a probe report in the case filed over Bangladesh Bank (BB) reserve heist that took place in 2016.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury fixed the date as the investigation agency Criminal Investigation Department (CID) failed to present the report today.

Hackers stole $101m from Bangladesh Bank'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 failed because of a spelling error by the hackers. Later, Bangladesh Bank 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, after which CID took over the investigation.

 

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