- IAS officer who used to walk dog in the Thyagraj Stadium in Delhi has been transferred
- MHA issued the transfer order of the bureaucrat and his wife
- According to media reports, the bureaucrat used to walk dog in the stadium
IAS officer who used to walk a dog in the Thyagraj Stadium in Delhi has been transferred to Ladakh and his wife to Arunachal Pradesh, for misusing facilities at the sports complex.
The action was taken after media reports surfaced that the bureaucrat used to walk dog in the stadium.
"Hours after a news report regarding the misuse of facilities at Thyagraj Stadium by Sanjeev Khirwar and his wife Rinku Dugga, MHA has transferred both the AGMUT cadre IAS officers Sanjeev Khirwar & Rinku Dugga to Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh from Delhi respectively," the MHA order said.
According to official sources, the home ministry had sought a report from the Delhi Chief Secretary on the news report regarding the misuse of facilities at Thyagraj Stadium by Khirwar and his wife.
The chief secretary submitted a report to the MHA in the evening on the factual position, prompting the ministry to order their transfer, they said. The sources said that necessary action will be initiated based on the report.
Khirwar is currently posted as Principal Secretary (Revenue) in Delhi.
It was alleged in the media report that the Thyagraj Stadium was being closed for sports activities earlier than usual so that Khirwar could walk his dog at the facility.
Earlier, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had said that Kejriwal has directed all state-run sports facilities in the city to stay open for sportspersons till 10 pm.
Tagging the report, Sisodia said in a tweet, "News reports have brought to our notice that certain sports facilities are being closed early causing inconvenience to sportsmen who wish to play till late nite (night). CM @ArvindKejriwal has directed that all Delhi Govt sports facilities to stay open for sportsmen till 10pm."