A Bihar court on Tuesday directed authorities to file an FIR against officials of Maggi noodles maker Nestle and Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit, brand ambassadors of the food item. Also Preity Zinta, who was too a Brand Ambassador, a few years back.
“The court of the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Ramchandra Prasad after hearing the case directed that an FIR to be lodged against the officials of Maggi noodles maker Nestle and Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit in Muzaffarpur’s Kazi Mohammadpur police station,” said the petitioner, advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha.
On Monday, Ojha filed a criminal case in the court of the chief judicial magistrate in Muzaffarpur against officials of Maggi noodles maker Nestle and Amitabh and Madhuri.
In in his complaint, the petitioner said that he purchased Maggi on May 30 and fell ill after eating it.
The popular snack has been hounded by controversy after media reports of the presence of harmful contents surfaced.
Update: Amitabh Bachchan has just released a statement “Will fully cooperate with the law but I stopped endorsing Maggi two years ago”
With inputs from IANS