IAS officer who walked his dog at Thyagraj Stadium transferred to Ladakh, wife to Arunachal Pradesh

(Photo: The Indian Express/Abhinav Saha)

Delhi: Just within hours of the The Indian Express news report of an IAS officer who walked his dog with his wife at the multi-discipline sports stadium that took India by storm, the officer in question, Delhi’s Principal Secretary (Revenue) Sanjeev Khirwar was transferred to Ladakh with immediate effect.

The order issued by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) late Thursday, according to The Indian Express stated that Khirwar’s wife Rinku Dugga, who is an IAS officer, too, in Delhi, has been transferred to Arunachal Pradesh.

The Indian Express reported that over the past few months, athletes and coaches at the Delhi government-run Thyagraj Stadium have been complaining about being forced to wrap training earlier than usual, by 7 pm. The reason, according to them, is this: Delhi’s Principal Secretary (Revenue) Sanjeev Khirwar walks his dog at the facility about half-an-hour later. Parent, coaches and athletes spoke to The Indian Express on condition of anonymity.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, after the news report said Thursday that all sports facilities under the Delhi government will remain open till 10 pm.

“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 night. CM Arvind Kejriwal has directed that all Delhi government sports facilities to stay open for sportsmen till 10pm,” Sisodia had tweeted.


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