High-profile bureaucrat Sanjeev Khirwar, who used to walk his dog in Delhi’s Thyagraj Stadium, has been transferred to Ladakh on Thursday. The transfer order has been issued by the Home Ministry. His wife and fellow civil servant Rinku Dugga meanwhile has been transferred to Arunachal Pradesh.
The move from the ministry came hours after it was reported that the government-run Thyagraj Stadium was being closed for sports activities earlier than usual so that he could walk his dog at the facility.
“Hours after a news report regarding the misuse of facilities at Thyagraj Stadium by Sanjeev Khirwar and his wife Rinku Dugga, the MHA has transferred both the AGMUT cadre IAS officers Sanjeev Khirwar and Rinku Dugga to Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh from Delhi respectively,” the MHA order stated.
Earlier today, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal directed all state-run facilities to stay open for sportsperson till 10 pm.
“It has come to my notice that sportspersons are facing problems because of the heat and the stadiums get closed by 6 or 7 pm. We are issuing instructions that all sports facilities should remain open till 10 pm so that sportspersons can use them,” Mr Kejriwal said.