The Delhi Police on Friday lodged a case against YouTuber Gaurav Wasan for allegedly misappropriating funds received as a donation for the owner of “Baba Ka Dhaba”, an eatery in Delhi’s Malviya Nagar, reported PTI.

Kanta Prasad and his wife, the owner of the eatery, had shot to fame after Wasan shot a video of them where the 80-year-old broke down as he spoke about the drop in his business following coronavirus-induced lockdown. The couple has been struggling to run their restaurant owing to lack of customers.

The police lodged the case on a complaint filed by Prasad on October 31, a month after Wasan shot the video. “After we received a complaint, preliminary enquiry was done and an FIR [first information report] was registered under section 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of [the] Indian Penal Code and an investigation has been initiated,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Atul Kumar Thakur said.

In his complaint, Prasad has alleged that the YouTuber “intentionally and deliberately” shared only the bank details and mobile number of his family and friends with people and collected a huge amount of donation without providing any information to him.

On Friday, the owner of the eatery said he was hurt about being called “greedy” by...

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