Maggi row: Court directs FIR against Bachchan, Madhuri, Zinta

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A district court in Bihar directed police to register a FIR against film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta, along with two Nestle officials. The court has also directed Kazi Mohammadpur Police Station to arrest them, if required.

The order came from Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Ramchandra Prasad during the hearing of a case filed by lawyer Sudhir Kumar Ojha.

The petition had named Managing Director of Nestle Mohan Gupta, its Joint Director Sabab Alam and the three film stars, who have featured in Maggi ads at different times.

The complainant claimed that he purchased Maggi from a shop at Lenin chowk of Muzaffarpur on May 30 and that he had fallen ill after consuming it. This prompted him to file a case against Nestle, the maker of the noodles and the film stars who are the product’s brand ambassadors.

Lenin Chowk falls under Kazi Mohammadpur police station.

The case 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).

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