Heist: CID to hold meeting with FBI tomorrow
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police will hold a meeting with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the city tomorrow over the heist of $101 million from Bangladesh Bank account with Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
The meeting will be held at the CID headquarters in the afternoon, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of CID Saiful Alam told reporters at the central bank on Thursday.
A seven-member CID team, led by Saiful, went to Bangladesh Bank on Thursday afternoon as part of their investigation into the cyber scam.
DIG Saiful Alam said they will sit in a meeting with the FBI officials, attached with the US Embassy in Dhaka, to discuss about the incident.
Noting that the investigation agency has already seized the BB computer server, he said they were scrutinising the security of the server networking system.
Replying to a question, Saiful Alam said the investigators will interrogate the present and former BB officials, including Dr Atiur Rahman who resigned on Tuesday as its governor, for the sake of proper investigation.
BB sources said the CID team talked to the officials of the Accounts and Budgeting, Information and Communication, and Payment System departments of the central bank.
On the first day of its inquiry into the BB scam, the CID on Wednesday quizzed the central bank officials and collected information from computers of its server.
The hackers swindled out the amount from the Bangladesh Bank’s account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last month. The sensational heist surfaced after a Philippines newspaper published a report on it.
The CID was given the onus of investigation into the incident after the central bank filed a case with Motijheel Police Station in the city on Tuesday afternoon.