IAS officer transferred to Ladakh for walking his dog in Delhi’s Thyagraj Stadium

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New Delhi: An IAS officer has been transferred to Ladakh for walking his dog at a stadium in Delhi. The move came hours after The Indian Express reported that the government-run Thyagraj Stadium was being closed for sporting activities earlier than normal so that the bureaucrat could walk his dog.

In an order, the Ministry of Home Affairs said that Sanjeev Khirwar, a 1994 batch IAS officer, has been transferred to Ladakh and his wife to Arunachal Pradesh with immediate effect.

According to official sources, the Home Ministry had sought a report from the Delhi Chief Secretary on news reports on the misuse of facilities at Thyagaraj Stadium by Sanjeev and his wife.

The Chief Secretary submitted a report to the Home Ministry on Thursday evening, ordering his transfer to the ministry. Sanjeev Khirwar is currently posted as Principal Secretary (Revenue) in Delhi.

Earlier in the day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal directed all state-run facilities to remain open for sportspersons till 10 pm.

“It has come to my notice that the players are facing problems due to the heat and the stadiums are closed by 6 or 7 pm. We are issuing instructions that all the sports facilities should be open till 10 pm so that sportsmen can use them,” Arvind Kejriwal said.

first published:May 27, 2022, 8:55 a.m.

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