BB reserve heist case, report submission deferred again

Special Correspondent
Dhaka, March 31 – A Dhaka court on Wednesday fixed May 23 to submit the investigation report in the case filed over Bangladesh Bank (BB) reserve heist that took place 2916. Dhaka’s Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury fixed the new date as the concerned CID Investigation Officer could not submit the report Wednesday.
Hackers stole $191 million 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 was 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.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is now probing the case.