Delhi: ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ owner file case against YouTuber Gaurav Wasan, alleges criminal breach of trust
Prasad has said Gaurav Wasan who shot that video used it to invite donation from the social media community and misappropriated those funds
Popular eatery ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ owner, Kanta Prasad, who shot to fame overnight after a video of his shop went viral in Delhi’s Malviya Nagar, has filed a police complaint against the Instagram-YouTube influencer Gaurav Wasan for misappropriation of funds.
In his complaint, Kanta Prasad has said Gaurav Wasan who shot that video used it to invite donations from the social media community and misappropriated those funds. Gaurav Wasan has allegedly shared only his family and friends’ checking account numbers without the knowledge of Kanta Prasad and his wife.
80-year-old Prasad had shot to fame after a video of him tearfully recounting the desperation of the months since the lockdown was shared widely across all social media platforms few days back.
Ironically, Prasad’s despair had come to light when Gaurav Wasan captured the eatery owner breaking down as he talked about his struggles during a video shared on the YouTuber’s social media account.
In his complaint to police, Prasad said Gaurav Wasan shot his video and posted it online, asking the general public on social media to donate money to the eatery owner.
He further alleged that Wasan “intentionally and deliberately shared only his and his family/friends bank details and mobile numbers with the donors and picked up huge amount of donation through different mode of payments i.e bank account/wallets without providing any information to the complainant.”
Blogger denies fraud allegations:
Meanwhile, Gaurav Wasan has refuted all allegations of fraud and also produced bank statements to prove transactions to ‘Baba Ka Dhaha’ owner Kanta Prasad’s checking account.
However, the owner of the food joint accused the YouTuber of not providing details of the financial transactions to him.
“We received the complaint yesterday at the Malviya Nagar police headquarters and therefore the matter is being probed. No FIR (First Information Report) has been registered yet within the case,” police official Atul Kumar Thakur said.
After the video went viral, Baba ka Dhaba got support from many of us across the country, including celebrities who posted appeals asking people to travel there and obtain themselves a meal.
A day after the heartbreaking video was shared on social media, #Babakadhaba was trending on Twitter and therefore the food joint was flooded with more customers than it had seen in 30 years of being in business.