‘I have stepped down from moral responsibility’
15 March 2016, Nirapad News: Bangladesh Bank Governor Dr.Atiur Rahman on Tuesday said he has resigned from moral responsibility.
“I have stepped down from moral responsibility,” the BB governor came up with the disclosure at a press conference at Gulshan in the capital this afternoon.
Atiur Rahman said he is grateful to the daughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as he has been taking her guidance for last 28 years.
“The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave me the responsibility, so I tender my resignation to her,’ the outgoing BB chief added.
Atiur Rahman tendered his resignation during a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today, a senior PMO official told
His resignation comes amid a firestorm over the a cyber heist which caused Bangladesh to lose more than $80 million kept with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
The incident came to light when Philippine’s Daily Inquirer ran a report on Feb 29 that the country was probing a money laundering incident involving cross-border electronic fund transfer.
It said that $81 million were wire-transferred on Feb 4 from the Bangladesh Bank’s US account to accounts in local bank.
Bangladesh Bank kept the government and its board of directors in the dark about the heist for around a month.