Delhi stadium row: MHA shifts IAS couple to two different states

Delhi stadium row: MHA shifts IAS couple to two different states

Deserted Thyagaraj Stadium, in New Delhi, Thursday. PTI

Tribune News Service

New Delhi: The MHA today transferred IAS couple Sanjeev Khirwar and his wife Rinku Dugga to Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh, respectively, following media reports of ‘misuse’ of Thyagraj Stadium by the them.

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It was alleged the Thyagraj Stadium was being closed for sports training earlier than usual so that Khirwar could walk his dog at the facility. The MHA had sought a report from Delhi Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar regarding the matter. In the order, the MHA said Sanjeev Khir war, a 1994-batch AGMUT-cadre IAS officer, had been transferred from Delhi to Ladakh and Rinku Dugga, a 1994-batch AGMUT-cadre officer, to Arunachal Pradesh.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Government has directed all state-run sports facilities in the city to stay open for sportspersons till 10 pm. “It has come to my notice that sportspersons are facing problems because of the heat and the stadiums are closed by 6 or 7 pm. We are issuing instructions that all sports facilities should remain open till 10 pm so that the sportspersons can use them,” Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said.

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