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Delhi Police books YouTuber Gaurav Wasan for alleged fraud against 'Baba Ka Dhaba' owner.

Delhi Police registered a case of cheating against YouTuber Gaurav Wasan on Nov 7, following a complaint by eatery owner Kanta Prasad.

Delhi Police registered a case of cheating against YouTuber Gaurav Wasan on Nov 7, following a complaint by eatery owner Kanta Prasad.The Delhi Police registered a case against YouTuber Gaurav Wasan for allegedly misappropriating funds received as a donation for the owner of ‘Baba Ka Dhaba,’ an eatery in south Delhi's Malviya Nagar, on Nov 7, 2020. Gaurav Wasan approached Kanta Prasad (80), the eatery owner, and shot a video with him to help/promote his business and posted it on social media through his account 'Swad Official' and requested the public to donate money to help Prasad.

In the complaint filed against the Youtuber, Prasad alleged that Wasan intentionally and deliberately shared only his family/friends' bank details and mobile numbers with the donors and collected huge donations without providing any information to the complainant.

Prasad, accompanied by his lawyer Prem Joshi and blogger Tushant, alleged Wasan gave him a cheque of 2.33 lakh on Oct 26 after the YouTube blogger was trolled for not handing over the money raised to Prasad, according to NDTV report.

Tushant alleged Wasan only disclosed his bank account statements from Oct. 7 to 10, while he received more money after that. He demanded Wasan must reveal his bank account statements till Oct. 26. Meanwhile, Joshi said in the initial videos shared by Wasan, he had claimed that Prasad did not have a bank account or a mobile phone, but that was a "lie."

Joshi said on Oct. 26, when Wasan gave the cheque to Prasad, he made him sign a paper claiming that all dues had been settled. However, later he again gave ₹ 1.45 lakh to Prasad.

Wasan, however, denied the allegations. Meanwhile, a preliminary inquiry was launched, according to DCP Atul Kumar Thakur. ‘After receiving a complaint, and an FIR was registered under section 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian Penal Code,’ he said.

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