Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2016: New York hotelier Vikram Chatwal is under investigation by New York Police Department for allegedly trying to burn two dogs, reports TMZ.com
Law enforcement got reports Friday morning of Chatwal taking a spray can and a lighter, and then singeing the backs of two dogs outside his apartment. When cops arrived, Vikram wasn’t home, where witnesses say he’d been just minutes earlier. But
Chatwal who owns NYC’s Dream Hotel has a long history of drug abuse.
Cops are still looking for Vikram, and if he’s caught, he could face a reckless endangerment charge, according to TMZ.com
In 2012, Chatwal was arrested in Florida after he tried to get on a plane with cocaine, weed, heroin and various prescription pills. The 41-year-old mulch-millionaire was reportedly busted at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport when the TSA discovered an arsenal of drugs hidden on his person, in his crotch and in his bag.
Son of Indian-American Businessman Sant Singh Chatwal and founder of the exclusive hotel dynasty “Vikram Chatwal Hotels”, Vikram Chatwal is a wealthyManhattansocialite.
Chatwal is also known for dating models and has acted in Bollywood movies.
He married Indian model Priya Sachdev in 2006. The multimillion dollar wedding celebrations took place in February 2006 was spread across ten days and three Indian cities, Mumbai to Udaipur and Delhi, and was attended by 600 guests from 26 countries who were transported on private chartered jets, according to a wikipedia article on Chatwal.
Guests attending the wedding included steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, model Naomi Campbell, Patricia Velásquez, rapper P Diddy, HRH Prince Nikolaos ofGreece, Bill Clinton and several Indian celebrities. The marriage, however, did not last long.