New Delhi, Nov 3 : The controversy over the newly famous 'Baba Ka Dhaba' is getting deeper as the owner of the eatery in South Delhi's Malviya Nagar has filed a complaint with Delhi police alleging misappropriation of donations against Food Blogger and YouTuber Gaurav Wasan of 'Swad Official'.
Eighty-year-old Kanta Prasad, the owner of 'Baba Ka Dhaba', said "If proved wrong during the investigation, I will apologize."
Earlier, a video of 'Baba Ka Dhaba' owner Kanta Prasad had gone viral on social media where he expressed anguish over his financial crisis as his dhaba had to be shut down owing to the Covid-19 induced lockdown.
After the video went viral, people from across the country started a campaign providing financial help and support to Prasad to restart his business.
Food Blogger Gaurav Wasan had shared this video on his YouTube social media account which garnered massive social media attention and hundreds of people came to click selfies with the dhaba owner and provide monetary help.
Prasad told IANS, "Gaurav has cheated me. He supported me a lot but transferred the donations received from people nationwide to his own bank account instead of transferring the money into my account."
Asked what will he do if the allegations against Gaurav prove to be false, Prasad said, "I will see what course of action to follow when the time comes.
Right now the investigation is on. I will not hesitate to apologise if my claims are proven wrong as Gaurav did a lot of good work for us."
"If we are proved wrong during the investigation, we will apologize.
We will accept our mistake since the person next door supported us," said the owner of 'Baba Ka Dhaba'.
Gaurav Wasan has denied the allegations saying, "There is absolutely no truth to the frivolous allegations levelled against me.
An attempt is being made to malign my reputation. If these charges were true, I wouldn't have come forward to provide proof of my bank statements correctly."
Wasan said, "All the money that came into my account has been transferred to Prasad.
The police had asked me to reveal my bank statement which I have already given. When Baba comes to know the truth, then finally the outcome will be right"
"I cannot be proved wrong since I have the bank statement to back my evidence.
If Rs 25 lakh is found in my bank account then only will I be proved false," Vasan added.