The legal trouble for our Bollywood celebrities, Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta for endorsing well known brand Maggi, seems to be getting only worse. On Tuesday, today, police have been directed by a district court to register an FIR against two Nestle officials and the actors who were seen promoting the brand in Maggi’s advertisements. Not only that, the court has also ordered police to arrest them if required.
Today, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Ramchandra Prasad directed Kazi Mohammadpur police station to file the FIR against Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Preity Zinta and the two Nestle officials and start with the investigation on the complaint. The order by the court clearly specifies that during the course of the investigation, Police Station can arrest the people against whom the FIR has been lodged if required. This order came when the hearing of a case filed by lawyer Sudhir Kumar Ojha was in process yesterday.
A resident of Muzaffarpur fell ill after consuming Maggi and this prompted him to file a case against the brand, the maker of the noodles and the brand ambassadors. In his report, the complainant said that on May 30 he brought Maggi from a shop at Lenin Chowk, Muzaffarpur and soon after consuming it, he fell ill. The case has been filed in Kazi Mohammadpur police station, as Lenin Chowk falls under it. FIR has been filed under IPC sections 270 (malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 273 (sale of noxious food or drink), 276 (sale of drug as a different drug or preparation) and 420 (cheating and dishonesty).