After the matter was detected, foreign secretary, Md Shahidul Haque, sent a letter to Bangladesh Bank Governor
Staff Correspondent: After the disappearance of over $100 million from Bangladesh Bank, there has been another larceny at the bank involving information. Reportedly, responding to a false query, bank officials have given information to cyber frauds. The fraudsters used the ministry of foreign affairs as a weapon to get the information.
After the matter was detected, foreign secretary, Md Shahidul Haque, sent a letter to Bangladesh Bank Governor, Fazle Kabir, to take immediate measures. However, with Fazle Kabir out of the country, deputy governor, Ahmed Jamal, has given the directions for essential steps to be taken. Bangladesh Bank’s spokesperson, Sirajul Islam told, “After talking to relevant sections, we will be able to tell you what steps have been taken.”
September last, a person called Nasir Uddin, identifying himself as a director of the UN desk at the foreign ministry sent a letter to Bangladesh Bank, asking for a list of the central bank’s management body.
After giving Nasir Ahmed the list via mail, the issue was informed to the foreign ministry on 17 September and the deception was discovered since there isn’t any director at the ministry by the name of Nasir Uddin. Relevant to mention,
on 4 February, 2016, over $ 100 million was stolen from Bangladesh Bank’s account in USA’s Federal Reserve Bank. Later, $20 million was recovered from Sri Lanka, $ 15 million from the Philippines with the rest still missing.