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Submission of CID report on Bangladesh Bank heist deferred for 75th time

  • Police fail to submit probe report on Thursday
  • $101m stolen from BB accounts with Federal Reserve Bank of NY in 2016
Update : 09 Nov 2023, 04:12 PM

A Dhaka court has deferred for the 75th time the submission of a probe report in a case filed over the theft of $101 million from Bangladesh Bank’s reserves.

Metropolitan Magistrate Rajesh Chowdhury asked the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Bangladesh Police to submit its report on the heist on December 31 after the investigating officer, Additional Superintendent of Police Raihan Uddin Khan, failed to turn it in the inquiry report on Thursday.

Hackers stole $101 million from the central bank's accounts with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in February 2016.

Of the stolen amount, $81 million was transferred to four accounts with Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) in Manila and another $20 million to a bank in Sri Lanka.

However, the transfer of $20 million to Sri Lanka failed due to a spelling error by the hackers. 

Later, the central bank of Bangladesh was able to retrieve only about $15 million from the Philippines.

On March 15 of that year, Bangladesh Bank Joint Director M Jubayer Bin Huda lodged a case at Motijheel police station under the Money Laundering Prevention Act against unidentified people.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is now investigating the case.

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