VISAKHAPATNAM: Amidst attempts by the management of the Country Club at Dwarakanagar here to shift the facility to a new place on Tuesday, club members approached the police and with their help got the process stalled.
The police asked the higher authorities of the club to come to the city for further inquiry into the matter and told them not to shift the club till then without the consent of the club members.
According to the club members, assistant manager of Country Club K Venkat with his crew tried to shift the office at around 2 pm from Dwarakanagar. One of the members, Y Venugopal Rao, noticed the moves and alerted the other members. Soon the members gathered and lodged a cheating complaint against the club management with the police. The cops then intervened and stopped the management from shifting the things.
Dwarakanagar circle inspector Rao told Express that they had called the higher officials of the club to the city for further investigation into the matter. He also asked them not to shut down the club or shif it to another venue, unless and until the members of the club agree to it. Following claims by the club authorities that the lease period for the premises has ended, they were asked to produce the lease agreement for verification.
The club members protested late on Monday evening after a notice about moving the club to a new premises was put up all of a sudden. They alleged that the shifting of the club amounted to cheating as they had paid hefty membership fee and joined the club only for the sake of the facilities available there.