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POST TIME: 20 February, 2019 00:00 00 AM
‘Report on BB heist put on hold for the sake of probe’
UNB, Sangsad Bhaban

‘Report on BB heist put on hold for the sake of probe’

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal yesterday told Parliament that the probe report of the Dr Farashuddin-led committee on the reserve heist of Bangladesh Bank is not disclosed for the sake of ongoing investigation by CID. "The investigation process of CID is still going on. So, the report of Dr Farashuddin is yet to be disclosed so that it doesn't influence the criminal investigation process (of CID)," he said in his statement delivered under section 300 of the rules of procedure in the House.

Noting that a USA legal firm, on behalf of Bangladesh, filed a case with a US court in January last, the Finance Minister said the process of recovering the rest of the stolen money is still going on. "I'll inform the House through you (Speaker) in case of any progress in this regard," he added.

Mustafa Kamal said it is unfortunate that internal hackers stole US$ 101 million to Sri Lanka and the Philippines from Bangladesh's central bank account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York through their five false payment instructions in January 2016.