Probe report on BB reserve heist case 16 November

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A court here today set 16 November to submit a probe report in the case lodged over Bangladesh Bank (BB) reserve heist that took place in 2016, reports BSS.

Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Arafatul Rakib set the date this morning as the investigation agency CID failed to present the report.

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 15 March, 2016.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is now probing the case.