For misuse of Thyagraj Stadium by Sanjeev Khirwar & his wife Rinku Dugga, MHA transfers them to Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh

For misuse of Thyagraj Stadium by Sanjeev Khirwar & his wife Rinku Dugga, MHA transfers them to Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh

Delhi's Thyagraj Stadium has been in the limelight after an IAS officer allegedly vacated the stadium for walking his dog.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, May 26, 2022, 10:16 PM IST
article-image
For misuse of Thyagraj Stadium by Sanjeev Khirwar & his wife Rinku Dugga, MHA transfers them to Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh | ANI

Hours after a news report regarding the misuse of facilities at Thyagraj Stadium by Sanjeev Khirwar and his wife Rinku Dugga, MHA has transferred both the AGMUT cadre IAS officers Sanjeev Khirwar and Rinku Dugga to Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh from Delhi respectively.

Read the order here:

'Had to empty Thyagraj at 6 for IAS officer to walk his dog', reveals coach from stadium

Delhi's Thyagraj Stadium has been in the limelight after an IAS officer allegedly vacated the stadium for walking his dog.

Speaking to ANI, a coach from Thyagraj Stadium said, "Yes, it's true. An IAS officer walks his dog on the athletics track and because of him, we are asked to vacate the stadium by 6:45 pm. We had been given clear instructions that the stadium should be emptied by that time. It is not possible for us to continue with our training at 4 pm in this weather condition. We have asked the authorities to look into the matter." Meanwhile, former wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt said, "I was really disappointed when I heard the news. This is shocking for all of us that an IAS officer wants to walk his dog and because of that, the athletes have to suffer. If you want to walk your dog, then go to a park instead. I urge the authorities to take appropriate actions on this." In a media report over the past few months, athletes and coaches at the Delhi government-run Thyagraj Stadium have been complaining about being forced to wrap training earlier than usual, by 7 pm. The reason, according to them, is that Delhi's Principal Secretary (Revenue) Sanjeev Khirwar walks his dog at the facility for about half an hour.

A 1994 batch IAS officer, Khirwar is currently the revenue commissioner of Delhi. He is also the secretary of the Environment Department of Delhi.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has ordered that all government-run sports facilities should stay open till 10 pm.

(With inputs from ANI)

RECENT STORIES

Good News! Western Railway To Run Additional 13 Pair Of Summer Special Trains To Various...

Good News! Western Railway To Run Additional 13 Pair Of Summer Special Trains To Various...

UP Lok Sabha Elections 2024: BSP Chief Mayawati Urges Voters To Choose 'Pro-Bahujan' Government

UP Lok Sabha Elections 2024: BSP Chief Mayawati Urges Voters To Choose 'Pro-Bahujan' Government

India Secures Release Of Sole Woman Sailor From Seized Israeli-Linked Cargo Ship In Iran

India Secures Release Of Sole Woman Sailor From Seized Israeli-Linked Cargo Ship In Iran

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 1 Voting: Check Full List Of Parliamentary Constituencies Going To...

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 1 Voting: Check Full List Of Parliamentary Constituencies Going To...

UP Lok Sabha Elections 2024: CM Yogi Adityanath's Electrifying Rally In Meerut

UP Lok Sabha Elections 2024: CM Yogi Adityanath's Electrifying Rally In Meerut