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 IAS officer Sanjeev Khirwar and his wife
In a swift action, the Centre Thursday shunted IAS couple Sanjeev Khirwar and Anu Dugga to Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh respectively following media reports suggesting misuse of official position by them, officials told PTI.
In an order, the Home Ministry said Khirwar, a 1994-batch IAS officer from AGMUT cadre, is shifted 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 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 told PTI 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.
Khirwar came into controversy after a news report in which athletes and coaches training at Thyagraj Stadium in Delhi alleged that they were asked to wrap up training earlier than usual, by 7 pm as the IAS officer had to walk his dog there.
Soon after the story of an IAS officer and his wife walking with a dog went viral, netizens took to social media and slammed the couple. Some users also demanded strict action against the IAS officers.
With inputs from PTI