Update March 19, 2016

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CID-FBI meeting over BB heist now Sunday

Sumel Sarker

Bangladesh Bank

CID-FBI meeting over BB heist now Sunday

19 March 2016, Nirapad News: The meeting between the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over the $101 heist of Bangladesh Bank has been deferred to Sunday.

The meeting was scheduled to be held at the CID headquarters on Friday.

Talking to reporters at the CID office on Friday, its Special Superintendent (Organised Crime) Abdullahel Baki said the meeting will be held on Sunday with the FBI officials, attached with the US Embassy in Dhaka, to discuss about the incident.

He said the investigation in now at the initial level. “Investigators have to visit three others countries — the US, the Philippines and Sri Lanka — as the Bangladesh Bank money was swindled out by an international syndicate comprising members of these countries,” he said.

On completion of the investigation, the foreign offenders will be brought to Bangladesh maintaining the UN protocol, the CID SS added.

He said data of around 4,000 computers of the central bank have been scrutinised by the investigators to gather information about the incident.

Earlier on Thursday, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of CID Saiful Alam told reporters that the investigators will interrogate the present and former BB officials, including Dr Atiur Rahman who resigned on Tuesday as its governor, for the sake of proper investigation.

The hackers swindled out the amount from the Bangladesh Bank’s account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last month. The sensational heist surfaced after a Philippines newspaper published a report on it.

The CID was given the onus of investigation into the incident after the central bank filed a case with Motijheel Police Station in the city on Tuesday afternoon.

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