A general diary (GD) was lodged with the Shahbagh Police Station on Thursday last following mysterious missing of at least 17 important files from the Health Ministry's Medical Education and Family Welfare Division.
Inspector Moudut Hawlader, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Shahbagh Police Station confirmed the matter on Saturday.
He said the complaint was lodged on Thursday.
He told that Nadira Haider, the deputy secretary of the concerned ministry, made a general diary (GD) on Thursday in connection with the missing of important documents.
“As the secretariat is closed today (Saturday), the investigation will start tomorrow ( Sunday)”, he added.
Meanwhile, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the police started shadow investigation from Thursday after receiving allegations of missing important files.
A senior CID official told on condition of anonymity that the CID Crime Scene Unit has already visited the ministry concerned. If there is a case, CID will start a formal investigation.
These files include multiple documents related to purchases for Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College, Rajshahi Medical College and other medical colleges, vehicle allocation and purchase-related documents for training schools, data on cervical and breast cancer screening programme, documents on DGHS purchases, and project files under the Bureau of Health Education.
The files were stored in the office of Medical Education and Family Welfare Division. Additional Secretary (Development) Shahadat Hossain in the Secretariat also confirmed it.
According to sources, Md Joseph Sardar and Ayesha Siddika, who work as steno typists-cum-computer operators at the division, kept the files inside a cabinet of the additional secretary's office on October 27.
Recently, officials at the division failed to locate the whereabouts of the sensitive files.
Additional Secretary Shahadat told that the health ministry will hold a meeting tomorrow (Sunday) in this regard. A probe body will be formed to investigate into the matter.