Report on BB reserve heist case on Feb 24


DHAKA, Jan 23, 2020 (BSS) – A Dhaka court today set February 24 to submit
probe report in the case lodged over Bangladesh Bank (BB) reserve heist that
took place in 2016.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury set the date as
the investigation agency CID could not submit the report today.

Hackers stole $101 m 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 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.

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is now probing the case.