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IAS who walked his dog in Delhi stadium at the cost of sporting activity transferred to Ladakh, wife to Arunachal Dog walking row
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IAS who walked his dog in Delhi stadium at the cost of sporting activity transferred to Ladakh, wife to Arunachal

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 27 May 2022, 12:48 am

New Delhi/IBNS: An IAS officer who used to walk his dog at a stadium in Delhi by suspending sporting activities has been transferred to Ladakh after the same was reported by the Indian Express.

The move was taken only 5 hours after the report stated that the government-run Thyagraj Stadium was being closed for sports activities earlier than usual so that the bureaucrat could walk his dog at the facility.

In an order, the Home Ministry said Sanjay Khirwar, a 1994-batch IAS officer, has been shifted to Ladakh and his wife, who is also an IAS officer, to Arunachal Pradesh with immediate effect.

The Home Ministry had asked for a report from the Delhi Chief Secretary based on the news report highlighting the misuse of facilities at Thyagraj Stadium by Khirwar and his wife, said reports.

The chief secretary submitted a report to the Home Ministry in the evening, that prompted the transfer order.

Sanjay 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 stay open for sportspeople 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," Kejriwal said.