Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | ePaper

RCBC's case against BB to deceive Filipino people: Anisul

  • Print
UNB, Dhaka :
Law Minister Anisul Huq on Thursday said that the Philippines's Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation has filed its defamation case against Bangladesh Bank to deceive their country's people.
The minister came up with the remarks after a meeting with Hiroyasu Izumi, ambassador of Japan in Bangladesh.
"RCBC officials did not act legally. I am saying this because even the Philippines Government and its Senate blamed the
conduct of RCBC officials for facilitating the hack," he said.
Earlier on January 2, Bangladesh filed a case against Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) of the Philippines over the heist of $81 million from Bangladesh Bank's account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
International robbers stole $101 million from the Bangladesh Bank account with the Federal Reserve Bank through fraudulent instructions against their target of about $1 billion in February 2016.
Responding to another question on what was discussed with the ambassador, the minister said that the envoy came to meet him seeking Bangladesh's support for a Japanese candidate in the election for justices to the International Court of Justice.
"I have assured the ambassador that as there is no candidate from Bangladesh this year, we will confirm our support to the Japanese candidate after discussion with the Prime Minister," said the minister.
The update of the Holey Artisan case, Bangladesh's biggest terrorism tragedy in which 7 of the 20 victims were Japanese, was also passed on to the ambassador, said Anisul.
Responding to another question on whether the government plans to conduct court at upazila level, Anisul explained that there is no need for such a move as each upazila has been assigned its dedicate/under himsnsnd judge at the Zila level, who oversees the legal matters for the upazila under him or her there.

More News For this Category

Kashmir group seeks UN probe into torture by India troops

AP :A prominent rights group in occupied Kashmir is advocating for the United Nations to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate what it calls the endemic use of

7 more killed in road accidents

Staff Reporter  :At least seven persons were killed and 15 others seriously injured in separate road accidents across the country on Monday.In Dhaka, a motorcyclist named Shahidul Islam Sagor,

Cabinet reshuffle aimed at gearing up works: Quader

UNB, Dhaka :Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said the reshuffle in the cabinet was done to speed up works and improve the quality of works

ADB to strengthen coop with BD for growth

UNB, Dhaka :The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Monday expressed its willingness to strengthen cooperation further with Bangladesh to help the country take its growth and development to the

ACC operated within ‘comfort zone targeting small fry’ in 2018

UNB, Dhaka :The Anti-Corruption Commission, country's principal organ for fighting graft, was less actively engaged in fulfilling its stated function in 2018, as evidenced by a fall in the

4 held with stolen oil of railway

UNB, Natore :Members of Rapid Action Battalion arrested four people along with 2,100 liters stolen oil of Bangladesh Railway from Abdulpur Railway Junction area in Lalpur upazila early Monday.The

17 condemned convicts still at large

17 condemned convicts still at large

UNB, Feni :Law enforcement agencies are yet to arrest the 17 convicts sentenced to death by a lower court in March last year in Fulgazi upazila chairman Ekramul Haque

4 criminals killed in gunfights

UNB, Dhaka :Three suspected hijackers and a drug trader were killed in reported gunfights in Dhaka, Chattogram and Cumilla early Monday.In Dhaka,two suspected hijackers were killed in a reported

JS body for buying paddy directly from farmers

BSS, Dhaka :The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Food Ministry on Monday suggested procuring paddy directly from the farmers for the sake of them.The parliamentary watchdog came up with the

Two active members of Ansar Al Islam were arrested by RAB-11 on Monday from Fatulla area in Narayanganj with some Jihadi books, laptop and leaflets.

Two active members of Ansar Al Islam were arrested by RAB-11 on Monday from Fatulla area in Narayanganj with some Jihadi books, laptop and leaflets.