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17 files of Health Ministry go missing

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 31 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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17 files of Health Ministry go missing

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Ministry of Health and Family Welfare lodged a general diary (GD) with Shahbagh Police Station on Thursday as 17 purchase related files of its Medical Education and Family Welfare Division have gone missing.

Nadira Haider, deputy secretary of the ministry, filed the GD with Shahbagh Police Station, confirmed Moudud Hawlader, officer-in-charge (OC) of the police station.

The investigation would begin from Sunday as the secretariat remained closed on Friday and Saturday, the officer said.

“We will try our best to identify those involved in stealing the files and unravel the mystery behind the incident,” he said.  Purchase related files of Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Medical College, Rajshahi Medical College and some other medical colleges were among the lost files, said sources.

According to the GD, the files of Purchase and Collection-2 Section of Medical Education and Family Welfare Division were kept at a file cabinet at room No. 19 of building No. 3.

Stenographer-cum-computer operators Josef Sarder and Begum Ayesha Siddika were on duty in the room.

They kept the 17 files in the upper drawer of the file cabinet on October 27.  The drawer was opened around 12:00pm next day but no files were found.

The matter was informed to the secretary, additional secretaries and others concerned of the ministry.

Meanwhile, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police unofficially began investigating the incident.

A senior officer of the CID said that their Crime Scene Unit already visited the office from where the files have gone missing.