Private Secy to Union Minister Jat passes away

New Delhi: Shyam Vinod Meena, private secretary to Union Minister of State for Water Resources Sanwar Lal Jat, passed away at a city hospital today.

“We have received a postmortem report, which suggests cause of the death as some obstruction in his food pipe,” a senior police official said.

Born in 1978, Meena, a 2008-batch IAS officer of Jammu and Kashmir cadre, was appointed as the private secretary to Jat for five years or on co-terminus basis with the minister’s tenure in February 2015.