Update March 20, 2016

Dhaka 1-32 am, 19-January, 2021

Heist probe to keep media away

Sumel Sarker

Bangladesh Bank

Heist probe to keep media away

20 March 2016, Nirapad News: The committee investigating the theft of Bangladesh Bank reserves has announced its decision to not speak to the media for a month.

The finance ministry formed the committee, headed by former central bank governor Mohammed Farashuddin, after more than $100 million was stolen from the Federal Reserve Bank on New York through in a cyber heist.

The committee spoke to reporters outside Finance Minister AMA Muhith’s house at Minto Road after a meeting with him on Sunday.

“This is a huge task for the country … it is tough and risky and we just started today,” said Farashuddin.

“None of us will talk to the media for a month for the sake of the investigation and our country. Because speaking to you will disrupt our investigation and steer it in a different direction.”

The other committee members are Gokul Chand Das, additional secretary at the ministry of finance, and Mohammad Kaikobad, professor of science and engineering at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).

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