Maggi row: Court directs FIR against Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Preity Zinta

A district court directed police today to register an FIR against Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta.

By: Press Trust of India | Muzaffarpur | Updated: June 2, 2015 4:16 pm
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A district court here directed police today to register an FIR against two Nestle officials and film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta, who have featured in the Maggi advertisements and arrest them if required.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Ramchandra Prasad directed Kazi Mohammadpur Police Station to register the FIR against the five and investigate the complaint.

The court also directed the police to go for arrest if required in the course of investigation.

The order came during the hearing of a case filed by lawyer Sudhir Kumar Ojha yesterday.

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

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The complainant claimed that he purchased Maggi from a shop at Lenin chowk of Muzaffarpur on May 30 and that he was taken ill after he ate 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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    Amitav
    Jun 3, 2015 at 6:16 pm
    Actors when highly paid shall also be equally responsible towards the viability of any product. Otherwise, they should not just act, mint money and get away. These are the actors who raise the price of any product and we, the end users pay for it and suffer especially when FDI like insution do not perform their role effectively.
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      Dhurandar Bhatawdekar
      Jun 3, 2015 at 1:23 am
      teenon ko jail honi chahiye. Khud khatey nahi par doosron ko zehar khilakey paise kamatey hain........they should be held accountable
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        Arjun
        Jun 3, 2015 at 12:27 am
        Amitabh should have been Tihar jail for Bofar Gun Scam. He has done so much cheating, frauds in Income Tax and Land deals. Arrest him for making false advt. Arjun
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          Damaru Prasad
          Jun 2, 2015 at 4:18 pm
          How much money do they need? Noodle is a poor man's meal and here are they adding cost to it. If only those who produce would understand that their product would sell even without any publicity! Government must ban publicity on items meant for the mes and especially the poor. Amit you have had a fabulous please leave the poor alone now. I don't know what makes product special if Amit figures in it? I lost my superabundant hair after I used a hair oil that went "thanda, thanda, cool, cool". He does not use any of the items he publicizes I am sure. He can't have used that oil.
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            Indian
            Jun 3, 2015 at 2:33 am
            And for inciting the mob 1984 delhi sikh mascare
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              ASHOK KUMAR
              Jun 2, 2015 at 3:44 pm
              Greed for money by celebrities is becoming cause of ill health for gullible minds.
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                greenscreen
                Jun 2, 2015 at 9:44 pm
                Deemag ke bandh darwaze kholo! These are paid actors, and are not at all responsible for validating the claim that manufacturer of product make. Maggi is consumed by crores since many years. Some are grown up eating it. Now suddenly they found something wrong and blame actors ? Why there was no regular testing ? What those factory inspectors (quality controller from Govt.) were doing all these years. Is this a issue with certain production batch or is it a product recipe from beginning? how will you prove it? Amitabh himself must have consumed a lot of Maggi. If actors wanted to validate the product, how would have they done it? Do you think, Nestle will give their list of production ingredients and measurement to them? It is a company secret which these companies guard by all means. It is so stupid to hold actors responsible for the issue with the product they endorse. There were incidents when same actors advertise in Govt programs and those so called Yojanas almost always fail to deliver what they promise ? Anybody got punished for that? Wake up folks. This is all politics and corporate rivalry Don't be surprised if a new noodle b will come up soon with a hidden partnership of some bigwig!
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                greenscreen
                Jun 2, 2015 at 10:18 pm
                Well said, Pogba.
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