'Baba Ka Dhaba' owner files complaint against Youtuber who made them viral
New Delhi : Kanta Prasad, the owner of popular eatery Baba Ka Dhaba' in south Delhi's Malviya Nagar, has filed a police complaint against Youtuber Gaurav Wasan who had made a video on them which went viral on social media, attracting monetary and emotional support for the couple in distress.
Mr Prasad has alleged him of misappropriation of funds. Prasad (80) had shot to fame after a video of him tearfully recounting the desperation of the months since the lockdown was shared widely across social media platforms recently.
In his complaint to police, Prasad said Wasan shot his video and posted it online and convinced 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".
Kanta Prasad has claimed that Wasan has not shared financial details of transactions with him.
"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.
A day after the heartbreaking video, #Babakadhaba was trending on Twitter and the food joint was flooded with more customers than it had seen in 30 years of being in business.