Centre transfers IAS officer to Arunachal over alleged misuse of sports stadium

NEW DELHI, 27 May: In a swift action, the Centre on 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 the AGMUT cadre, is shifted to Ladakh and his wife to Arunachal 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 the 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 said that necessary action will be initiated based on the report.

Khirwar is currently posted as the Revenue Principal Secretary 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. (PTI)