DC asks CID to submit probe report in BB cyber heist case

News Desk || shiningbd

Published: 6/21/2022 1:46:25 PM

A Dhaka court today again asked Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to submit probe report by August 17, 2022 in Bangladesh Bank cyber heist case.

Metropolitan Magistrate Md Arafatul Rakib passed the order after Raihan Uddin Khan, assistant superintendent of CID and investigation officer of the case, failed to submit the probe report by today.

With today, CID has taken 65 dates to complete its probe in the case filed over the heist of $101 million from Bangladesh Bank's account with Federal Reserve Bank of New York in February 2016.

At least $81 million was transferred to accounts in Manila-based RCBC, from where it disappeared into the casinos of Philippines.

Bangladesh Bank deputy director (accounts and budgeting) Zobayer Bin Huda filed the case with Motijheel Police Station on March 15, 2016.

So far, Bangladesh retrieved $15 million from RCBC and recovered another $20 million sent to a bank in Sri Lanka. On February 1 this year, Bangladesh Bank sued Rizal Bank in US court to recover $66m of stolen funds.

The Daily Star

 

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