• Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022
  • Last Update : 04:24 pm

Bangladesh Bank reserve heist probe report delayed for 45th time

  • Published at 12:36 pm December 6th, 2020
Bangladesh Bank
Mehedi Hasan

Hackers stole $101m from the Bangladesh Bank's accounts with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in February 2016

A Dhaka court has set January 13 to submit a probe report in the case lodged over Bangladesh Bank (BB) reserve heist that took place in 2016.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury on Sunday set the date as the investigation agency, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police, failed to submit the report on the day, reports BSS. 

The fixing of the new date deferred the probe report submission for a consecutive 45th time.

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


Also Read- Bangladesh Bank files new case over reserve heist


Of the amount, $81 million was transferred to four accounts with RCBC in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, 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 central bank 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.