Bangladesh Bank heist: CID again fails to submit report
Abrar Hussain of DOT
A Dhaka court yesterday asked the Criminal Investigation Department CID to submit the report on a case filed over the cyber heist of $101 million from Bangladesh Bank’s account in 2016 within March 13 2019, reports The Daily Star.
With this, the CID took over 57 dates for completing the investigation into the matter.
Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury passed the order after Md Raihan Uddin Khan, an additional superintendent of CID and also the investigation officer of the case, failed to submit any probe report.
On February 2016, unidentified hackers stole $101 million from Bangladesh Bank’s account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York by using fake orders on the SWIFT payment system. Later, $81 million was sent to accounts in Manila-based Rizal Commercial Bank Corporation (RCBC), from where it disappeared into the casino industry in the Philippines.
So far, Bangladesh was able to retrieve $15 million from the Philippines. Bangladesh also recovered $20 million sent to a bank in Sri Lanka.
Later on, March 15 of 2016, Zobair bin Huda, joint director of Bangladesh Bank, filed the case with Motijheel Police Station in this regard.