"Baba Ka Dhaba" owner alleged that Youtuber Gaurav Wasan collected funds without informing him and his wife
New Delhi: Delhi Police has received a complaint against Gaurav Wasan, who posted the video of ‘Baba ka Dhaba’ and collected funds on behalf of the dhaba owner, alleging misappropriation of donations.
Kanta Prasad, the owner of popular eatery "Baba Ka Dhaba" in south Delhi's Malviya Nagar, has filed a complaint against Instagram influencer Gaurav Wasan for misappropriation of funds, police said on Sunday.
He has also alleged cheating, mischief, criminal breach of trust, criminal conspiracy by Gaurav Wasan. The Youtuber shot the video of the elderly couple on October 7 and shared it on his channel. The video went viral and many people came out in support of them.
In the video, Kanta Prasad has revealed how lockdown has severely impacted his earning because of the lack of customers at his eatery in Malviya Nagar. Following this, many people donated money to help them. Prasad told Indian Express, "I don’t get a lot of customers now; most people come here to take selfies… Earlier I was earning over Rs 10,000 per day, now it’s Rs 3,000-Rs 5,000."
He further claimed that YouTuber Gaurav Wasan "intentionally and deliberately shared only his and his family/friends bank details and mobile numbers with the donors and collected huge amounts of donation through different modes of payments i.e bank account/wallets without providing any information to the complainant." The police have also confirmed that they have received a complaint about the same.
“We received the complaint yesterday at the Malviya Nagar Police Station and the matter is being probed. No FIR has been registered yet in the case,” Atul Kumar Thakur, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South), said.”
However, Wasan has denied all allegations against him and claimed that he has transferred all the money into Baba Ka Dhaba's owner's bank account. He told Indian Express, "When I shot the video, I didn’t know it would become this big. I didn’t want people to harass Baba (Prasad), so I shared my bank details…"
Last Updated 2, Nov 2020, 11:04 AM