Interpol experts helping CID to investigate Bangladesh Bank heist

Interpol experts helping CID to investigate Bangladesh Bank heist

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Dhaka – A 6-member IT Forensic Expert of Interpol has started its work to help local experts of CID in connection with heist of $81 million from Bangladesh Bank’s account with the US Federal Reserve Bank.
The Interpol team, led by Brad Marden, reached here on Tuesday morning and started their work to help the IT forensic expert of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police at CID headquarters in the city’s Malibagh from Wednesday morning, sources at the CID said.Talking to UNB, Shah Alam, CID’s Additional DIG ( Economic Crime), said the Interpol team has already started their work from Wednesday morning and they would continue it for next three days.
“ The Interpol team came here to help CID IT Forensic Expert for computer forensic analyzing. They will stay here up to May 6,” Additional DIG Shah Alam said.
The CID had earlier seized a number computer devices and also took imagoes of those tools from Bangladesh Bank as part of investigation process.  “ Computer forensic analyzing will help to identify if any body was involved in the process of Bangladesh Bank money hoax,” he added.
Earlier on March 15, BB joint director (Audit and Budget Department) Md Jubayer Bin Huda filed a case with Motijheel police station  against unidentified people under the Money Laundering Act, Information and Communication Technology Act and Bangladesh Penal Code.The case was filed, the SI added.
Later, the case was transferred to the CID for more investigation..
Hackers swindled $81 million out of Bangladesh Bank from its account with US Federal Reserve Bank in New York. The incident came to light after foreign media published news items on it on March 7.- News Desk

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