No BB heist probe report until case in Philippines settled: Muhith

Published: 15:44, Aug 05,2017


Finance minister AMA Muhith on Saturday said the investigation report on reserve heist of the Bangladesh Bank is not being made public as a case is pending with a court in the Philippines.

The minister said this while talking to the reporters after attending a seminar on ‘Medical Waste Management’ arranged by Sylhet City Corporation at a hotel in Sylhet this morning.

A total of $81 million of Bangladesh Bank was heist by international cyber hackers from its treasury account with the New York's US Federal Reserve Bank on February 5, 2016.

Following the incident, the government formed a three-member investigation committee, headed by central bank's former governor Farashuddin, on March 19 last.

The probe body submitted its preliminary report to Muhith in April while the final report in May 30 last.

Addressing the seminar as the chief guest the finance minister said medical wastes management is related to public health and public awareness is a must in this regard.

Experts at the seminar presented their opinions and course of actions on waste management.

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