The Delhi Police on Friday registered a case in opposition to YouTuber Gaurav Wasan for allegedly misappropriating funds obtained as a donation for the proprietor of ‘Baba Ka Dhaba‘, an eatery in south Delhi’s Malviya Nagar.
Kanta Prasad (80), the proprietor of the eatery, had shot to reputation after a video of him tearfully recounting the desperation of the months since the lockdown used to be shot by Wasan and shared broadly across social media platforms now now not too long within the past.
The case used to be registered in opposition to the YouTuber following a criticism lodged by Prasad on 31 October, virtually a month after the video went viral.
In his criticism to police, Prasad alleged that Wasan “intentionally and deliberately shared first-rate his and his family/mates financial institution necessary facets and mobile numbers with the donors and picked up a large quantity of donation… without providing any files to the complainant”.
Wasan, on the different hand, denied the allegations.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Atul Kumar Thakur said, “After we obtained a criticism, a preliminary enquiry used to be completed and an FIR used to be registered below allotment 420 (dishonest and dishonestly inducing supply of property) of Indian Penal Code and an investigation has been initiated.”
Earlier within the day, Prasad said he used to be damage over being known as “grasping” by some other folks on the social media after he lodged a criticism in opposition to Wasan and challenged the YouTuber to uncover his financial institution necessary facets to point out his innocence.
Talking to newshounds at a press conference, Prasad, accompanied by his authorized smartly-behaved Prem Joshi and blogger Tushant, claimed that Wasan gave him a cheque of two.33 lakh on October 26 after the YouTuber used to be trolled for now now not handing over the donation quantity to Prasad.
Tushant alleged that Wasan has first-rate disclosed his financial institution fable statements from 7 to 10 October whereas he obtained more cash after that. He demanded that Wasan must cloak his financial institution fable statements till 26 October.
Joshi highlighted that within the initial videos shared by Wasan, he had claimed that Prasad didn’t score a financial institution fable or a mobile phone however that used to be a “lie”.
Joshi moreover claimed that on 26 October, when Wasan gave the cheque to Prasad, he made him signal a paper claiming that every person dues had been settled. On the other hand, later he again gave Rs 1.45 lakh to Prasad.
Wasan, on the different hand, said that he has submitted to the police his financial institution fable statements till 2 November and maintained that he gave the whole quantity obtained as a donation for Prasad to him.