New Delhi, June 26: Loyal lovers of maggi still continue to consume it, despite being a ban over it in the national capital.
According to media reports, in South Delhi's Vasant Vihar area, the shopkeepers have not yet taken off the shelves, the maggi packets.
Shockingly, the maggi packet, whose MRP is Rs 10 only, is being sold at a staggering price of Rs 102. [Maggi banned in Delhi for 15 days, Govt to test other noodles]
Surprisingly, they hand over the sold maggi packets to customers in black plastic bags, in an attempt to avoid being caught into any legal trouble.
However, consumers are not allowed to purchase more than two packets of maggi, at single purchase.
On June 3, Wednesday, sale of instant noodles Maggi, a popular product of Nestle India, was banned in Delhi for 15 days as the government found it "unsafe" for consumption due to excessive lead, even as it decided to carry out lab test of all other noodles. [2-minute noodle Maggi faces ban? Know why you should avoid eating this fast food]
The probe into alleged lapses of food safety standards has already been expanded to test Maggi noodle samples from across the country following detection of monosodium glutamate and lead in excess of the prescribed limit in the noodles.
However, Nestle India claimed it has got samples tested in an external laboratory as well as in-house and that the product was found "safe to eat".