The deadline for submitting the report has been extended 35 times so far
A Dhaka court on Tuesday fixed October 20 as the new deadline for submitting a probe report on the Bangladesh Bank heist.
With this latest development, the deadline for submission of the report has been extended 35 times so far.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury set the new date after the Criminal Investigation Department failed to submit the report on Tuesday.
The central bank Deputy Director (accounts and budgeting) Zobayer Bin Huda filed the case overthe reserve heist that took place in February 2016, when hackers stole $101 million from the Bangladesh Bank's accounts with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
The case was filed with Motijheel police on March 15, 2016, under the Money Laundering Act, Information and Communication Technology Act, and the Bangladesh Penal Code.
Of the amount, $81 million was transferred to four accounts with Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation in Manila, Philippines and another $20 million to a bank in Sri Lanka.
However, the transfer of $20 million to the Sri Lankan bank failed because of a spelling error made by the hackers. Later, BB was able to retrieve about $15 million from the Philippines.