Agreement with US law firm to get back reserve heist money
Chief of Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) Abu Hena Mohammad Razi Hasan said, to get back the Bangladesh Bank reserve heist money, so far three crore taka was spent in different activities including case charges. According to the agreement signed with a US law firm charges will be paid over per hour basis to conduct the case.
The BFIU Chief said these at a press conference over Bangladesh central bank reserve heist on Sunday.
Mohammad Razi Hasan said, a team is working over the case filed. We have an agreement with a US based law firm. Payment will be met per hour basis. But he did not make it clear how much money will be paid per hour.
He said, so far three crore taka was spent to file the reserve heist case.
In response to a question he said, the case was filed according to the decision of the government. Expenditure is not the prime subject. Our aim is to get back the theft money.
In this regard lawyer Azmaul Hossain said, the case which was filed with the US court, will be solved within three years. But the duration may be short or long depending on different conditions.
He also said, agreement was signed with Federal Reserve Bank of New York, USA in connection with the case. They will give statement along with supply of different documents and information.
He also informed that in the 103 pages case 15 renowned persons, 7 institutions and 25 unidentified persons were made the defendant.
Earlier on Friday Bangladesh time Bangladesh Bank filed the case with Manhattan District Court to get back the reserve heist money and to get the compensation against the culprits.
Mentionable, in February 2016 some unidentified hackers using fake transfer codes took away 10 crore 10 lakh dollars of Bangladesh Bank which was kept in the account of Federal Reserve Bank of New York.