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BB reserve heist: Probe report submission deferred to Feb 17

A Dhaka court has fixed February 17 for submission of a probe report in the case filed over the Bangladesh Bank (BB) reserve heist that took place in 2016.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury set the date on Wednesday as the investigation officer of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) could not submit the report today.

With this, the date for submission of the probe report has been deferred for a consecutive 46th time.

Hackers stole $101m 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 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.