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 said here.
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.
Delhi govt directs state-run sports facilities to stay open till 10 pm amid claims of stadium being closed early for IAS officer to walk his dog
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 said 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.
Earlier in the day, the Delhi government had directed all sports facilities to remain open for sportspersons till 10 pm.
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said in a tweet, “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 nite. CM @ArvindKejriwal has directed that all Delhi Govt sports facilities stay open for sportsmen till 10pm (sic).”