Baba ka Dhaba owner files complaint against YouTuber who shot viral video, accuses him of misappropriation of funds
In a shocking development, Baba Ka Dhaba owner Kanta Prasad has filed a complaint against YouTuber Gaurav Wasan who shot his viral video accusing him of misappropriating funds, police said on Sunday.
In a shocking development, Baba Ka Dhaba owner Kanta Prasad has filed a complaint against YouTuber Gaurav Wasan who shot his viral video accusing him of misappropriating funds, police said on Sunday. The eatery located in Delhi’s Malviya Nagar shot into limelight when Wasan uploaded a video of Prasad tearfully recounting the desperation of the months since the lockdown. The video was shared by several people leading to business resurgence for the outlet.
In his complaint to police, Prasad said Gaurav Wasan shot his video and posted it online, asking the 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 collected huge amount of donation through different mode of payments i.e bank account/wallets without providing any information to the complainant."
The owner of the food joint also accused the YouTuber of not providing details of the financial transactions to him.
"We received the complaint yesterday at the Malviya Nagar Police Station and the matter is being probed. No FIR (First Information Report) has been registered yet in the case," police official Atul Kumar Thakur said.
The development has left the internet divided. While some have lashed out at the YouTuber others have defended him, claiming that he helped Prasad get business.
After the video went viral, Baba ka Dhaba got support from many people across the country, including celebrities who posted appeals asking people to go there and get themselves a meal. A day after the heartbreaking video was shared on social media, #Babakadhaba was trending on Twitter.
Soon after, there were long queues in front of it.
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