As per a latest development, YouTuber Gaurav Wasan gave Rs 4.5 lakh to Baba ka Dhaba owner Kanta Prasad after the latter lodged a police complaint against him. read on to know more.
Eight months after ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ owner Kanta Prasad accused YouTuber Gaurav Wasan of misappropriating money that was raised to help him, an investigation by Delhi Police revealed that Wasan and his wife received Rs 4.5 lakh in their accounts and transferred the money to Prasad only after he lodged a police complaint. A chargesheet against Wasan is likely to be filed in the coming days, according to a source in Delhi Police.
On Thursday night, 81-year-old Prasad allegedly was admitted to Safdarjung hospital in critical condition after allegedly attempting suicide. “ We have admitted him to the ICU where doctors are observing him. He is unconscious and is on a ventilator,” said a hospital spokesperson. “His wife informed police that he had been depressed for the last few days,” said a senior police officer.
On October 7 last year, Wasan had shot a video of Prasad and his wife talking about a lack of customers at their eatery in South Delhi’s Malviya Nagar. The video was shared widely, following which several people donated money. But Prasad later lodged a cheating case against Wasan at Malviya Nagar police alleging that he misappropriated the money.
As per the Delhi Police, Wasan and his wife paid Rs 4.5 lakh to the elderly couple only after they lodged a complaint. In his video, Wasan had spoken about a lack of customers at Prasad’s dhaba in Malviya Nagar in his video, urging people to support Prasad and his wife. Reportedly, Wasan had received donations in the name of the couple, from people all over the country, The Indian Express reported.
While on one side, people lauded Wasan for his campaign, Prasad approached the Malviya Nagar police and lodged a cheating case against him. The 81-year-old man had alleged the misappropriation of funds and claimed that he had only received Rs 2 lakh from Wasan. He had further claimed that people only came to the eatery to click selfies, not to purchase food.
Police started their investigation and found that Wasan had shared his account details along with his wife’s on social media for donation.
“Police found that the couple received Rs 4.5 lakh, but they gave the money after Prasad lodged an FIR against Wasan. Police had already questioned Wasan and recorded his statement,” an officer said.
Earlier this month, Prasad apologised to Wasan, and the YouTuber responded: “All’s well that ends well.” Prasad, however, refused to withdraw his complaint and even informed the investigation officer the same.
Prasad’s wife also informed the police that he had to close a restaurant he opened last December from the money that was donated and was back to his old roadside stall since the cost of running the new establishment was around Rs 1 lakh a month, while his income was only about Rs 30,000.