Kanta Prasad, the owner of Baba ka Dhaba, who became popular on social media after his heart-melting video of struggle to make a living, went viral in October, has now alleged that he is receiving death threats and has filed a complaint at the Malviya Nagar police station citing threat to his life. The 80-year-old has accused Swad Official Youtube channel’s Gaurav Wasan’s involvement behind the threats that he has received. Wasan had uploaded the ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ video on YouTube that rapidly made the outlet to fame.
Kanta Prasad’s lawyer Prem Joshi said that he suspected foul play from Youtuber Gaurav Wasan but however, have no proof of it as of now. The complainant alleged that “jealous” people were targeting him as he became famous overnight. Prasad said that he does not have any rivalry with anyone, India Today reported. While Prasad’s lawyer accused Wasan of the threats, the latter denied the allegations. Wasan also said that Prasad was being misled. He added, “The police will now reveal the truth in this matter.”
Earlier this year, Kanta Prasad had filed a complaint with Delhi Police over misuse of donations against Food Blogger and Youtuber. The complaint was filed under sections of cheating, mischief, criminal breach of trust, criminal conspiracy, misappropriation of funds, and other relevant sections of IPC. The videos went viral on social media platforms on 7th October, after which people started contacting Gaurav for donations.
“He intentionally and deliberately shared his and his family/friends’ bank details/mobile number with them and “collected a huge amount of donations through different mode of payments”, the complaint alleges. It also says that while Prasad mentioned his account details while shooting the video, Wasan only published his and his family/friends’ account details to collect donations.