EXCLUSIVE: Bollywood's Favourite Chef Kelvin Cheung Arrested in Delhi for duping Bastian co owner of USD 200K

Updated on Dec 16, 2020 12:30 PM IST  |  2.6M
   
EXCLUSIVE: Bollywood's Favourite Chef Kelvin Cheung Arrested in Delhi for duping Bastian co owner of USD 200K.
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The chef behind Mumbai’s celeb-favourite restaurant Bastian, who had all of Bollywood from Tiger Shroff to Ananya Panday, eating out of his hands, Kelvin Cheung has been arrested by Mumbai Police today morning.. A source told us that the Chef was brought by train from Delhi to Mumbai in the morning... He was taken to Khar Police station & later in the afternoon he will be shifted to Taloja Jail.

Khar police on 4th December registered a first information report (FIR) against chef Kelvin Cheung and his father Chi Ping Cheung under sections 420 (cheating) and 406 (criminal breach of trust) of the Indian Penal Code based on the complaint of Ranjit Bindra.

Mumbai police arrested a popular Canada-born chef for cheating a Bandra-based known seafood restaurant’s co-owner Ranjit Bindra for duping of USD 200,000.

Reportedly, Cheung had been working at Bindra’s office for a long time as chef... “While working in the Bandra restaurant, Cheung offered Bindra to invest in his plans to invest in popular restaurant franchises in Chicago and Los Angeles with the help of his father... In 2015, the complainant had invested USD 200,000 in multiple transactions,”

However, Cheung had suddenly quit his association with the restaurant last year citing his father’s demise. Moreover, Cheung had allegedly started ignoring Bindra. Therefore, Bindra decided to file a complaint.

After an abrupt exit from Bastian last July and moving back home to the States, the 39-year-old chef returned to India in just six months.. And he began his second innings in Delhi... When, Bindra learnt that Cheung has returned to India... He hoped to get his money back, and hence approached police and registered a complaint... 

And after all verifications & investigation, Mumbai Police decided to arrest him..

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Comments
Anonymous : Basically so he introduced someone to his boss with an oppurtunity on an investment but did not work out and lost money. There are no guarantees
REPLY 3 9 months ago
Anonymous : His coming back proves he is not running with the money. Is it revenge for going solo and breaking partnership? I hope the claims are backed by legal papers.
REPLY 5 9 months ago
Anonymous : I agree. How do you arrest someone on basis you lost money????if he cheated you why would he be back in India?? So you invested into his father, but blame the son for losing money?
REPLY 4 9 months ago
Anonymous : It's like the worst of humanity in India has found its way into Bollywood. As if the actors, producers, and directors weren't bad enough, everyone associated with the industry in any way and thriving is also full of sh**t. This industry is going to die a slow and painful death and it would deserve every bit of its destruction.
REPLY 7 9 months ago
Anonymous : He had a cushy income but due to his greed reputation gone down the drain..... and will even lose what he had.
REPLY 4 9 months ago
Anonymous : I have so many questions lol. To me, so far it seems like a case of lack of transparency and poor communication between two parties. Seems like Dehli investor tried to withdraw his investment and asked for a status update and the response from the chef has been radio silence which made the investor suspicious enough to seek legal recourse. A celebrity chef wouldn't dupe someone for a petty amount and risk reputation damage that he spent years pandering to Bollywood to build. Plus being a foreign citizen, he could have easily stayed out of India probably well aware of the horrors of police and Indian justice system lol
REPLY 7 9 months ago
Anonymous : Agree. Why would he come back to India if he did something wrong.
REPLY 3 9 months ago
Anonymous : Another example of how someone with money can do whatever they want in India. I lost money so I will ruin someones life to get it back.
REPLY 3 9 months ago
Anonymous : That is sensational news.. Isn’t Shilpa Shetty a co-owner of Bastian!
REPLY 12 9 months ago
Anonymous : People know chef is not that kind of person.
REPLY 1 9 months ago
Anonymous : Hey Ram ji !! Kya hain yea 2020 !! Chi . Pata nehin Aur kya kya baki hain angle 17 din main.
REPLY 9 9 months ago
Anonymous : I hope 2021 accha ho 2020 se.. Bcz waqt bura ho ya achha ek na ek din badalta zaroor hai.
REPLY 6 9 months ago