Dream Hotel Founder LiLo's Party Pal ... Wanted for Animal Cruelty

10/11/2016 8:54 AM PDT

LiLo's Party Pal is Wanted for Animal Cruelty

EXCLUSIVE

Lindsay Lohan's former BFF, Vikram Chatwal, is now a wanted man by NYPD for animal cruelty.

Law enforcement sources tell us a warrant has been issued after an investigation turned up evidence Chatwal allegedly tried to burn 2 dogs. 

As we reported ... Chatwal allegedly took a spray can and lighter to the dogs' backs outside his apartment.

We got video of Vikram rambling as he tried explaining what went down. There appeared to be a burn mark on one of the dogs.