Criminal Investigation Department (CID) members detained a man from Keshabpur in Rajshahi city on Monday night in connection with the missing of 17 files from the Health Ministry.
The arrestee is Nasimul Goni Toton, a contractor of Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital.
A team of CID conducted a drive at the house of Toton and detained him for interrogation, said special superintendent of police Abdul Jalil.
Earlier, 17 files of the Health Ministry went missing from the ministry’s Health, Education and Family Welfare division on October 28.
The Health Ministry formed a three-member probe body in connection with the missing the files on October 30.
Shah Alam, additional secretary (administration) of Health, Education and Family Welfare division, was made the chief of the probe body, said Shahadat Hossain, additional secretary to Health, Education and Family Welfare division.
A general diary was lodged with Shahabagh Police Station.