In the wake of UP FSDA finding monosodium glutamate and lead in excess of the prescribed limit in the instant noodles, a district court in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur directed the police today to register an First Information Report or 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 and investigate the complaint.
The court also directed the police to make arrests if required in the course of investigation.
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).
The government on Monday had said Maggi brand ambassadors will also be liable for action if the advertisements for the snack are found to be misleading.
G. Gurucharan, Additional Secretary (Consumer Affairs) had said everybody associated with the “misleading ad” put out on the nutritive value of Maggi Noodles was liable for action under the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), but that the final decision will be taken by the courts.
According to Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, everybody associated with the “misleading ad” put out on the nutritive value of Maggi Noodles was liable for action under the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).