Celebrity fitness trainer and owner of fitness chain YFC (Your Fitness Club), Rizwan Sayed was arrested on Sunday night after complaints by several of his clients.
According to a media report, almost 50 clients have complained that Rizwan refused to return the membership fees, which is a total of around Rs 6 lakh after several branches in the city were shut down in July.
In the report, people were quoted saying that they were told about the gym shutting down through an SMS and no prior informing was made by the gym or the owner. Many were even told that the gym was shut for some renovation work, and later they were even told that the work was stalled due to the rains.
Individual members paid an annual fee ranging from Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000.
When the gym didn’t start its operation, people insisted on a refund. However, no emails were met with any response. It is being estimated that over 100 people were duped by Sayed, however, only 50 came forward to complain.
Rizwan will be in the police custody till November 6 and police while the police are recording statements of more victims duped by Rizwan and his company.