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BB Governor Atiur Rahman resigns
Observer Online Report
Published :Tuesday, 15 March, 2016,  Time : 12:37 PM  View Count : 87
Bangladesh Bank Governor Atiur Rahman has resigned from his post over the heist of $101 million from the Bangladesh Bank's account with the US Federal Reserve Bank.

Prime Minister's Office (PMO) sources said, Atiur Rahman tendered his resignation letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after a meeting with her on Tuesday morning.

Earlier in the morning, talking to the reporters at his Gulshan official residence in the city, Atiur said he was ready to resign if the Prime Minister asked him to do so.

UNB adds : Rahman talked to the media first about the hacking out of $101 million from the Bangladesh Bank's account with the US Federal Reserve Bank since his return from India on Monday.

Atiur said he would first go to the Prime Minister's Office to brief Sheikh Hasina about the whole incident.

Defending himself for not informing the Finance Minister about the money heist, he said he took some time since it was like a "terrorist
attack" on the country's banking sector after the ATM fraud.

"But whatever I did, it was in the interest of the country as I didn't want the incident to create any panic in the banking sector," Atiur added.

He said he would apologise to the people of the country if he did any mistake in this regard.

Meanwhile, Finance Minister AMA Muhith moved his scheduled press conference to 2:30 pm from 11am today. The press conference on the evolving issue will be held at his ministry. 

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