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MVD goof-up leaves Dhoni with hefty Hummer tax bill

dhoni-hummer-goof-up Due to a typing error, M.S. Dhoni was asked to deposit only Rs 53,000 as registration charges for his Hummer instead of Rs 4 lakh | Reuters
  • His sport utility vehicle Hummer H2 was "mistakenly" registered as a Mahindra Scorpio by the Ranchi transport department in 2009.

Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will have to pay a one-time tax along with penalty after his sport utility vehicle Hummer H2 was "mistakenly" registered as a Mahindra Scorpio by the Ranchi transport department in 2009, said the state’s district transport officer.

As a result of the typing error, Dhoni was asked to deposit only Rs 53,000 as registration charges instead of Rs four lakh.

“He has paid tax till 2010. He will have to pay one-time along with penalty as per rules,” said Nagendra Paswan, DTO Ranchi.

“The typist while uploading details of Dhoni’s Hummer couldn’t find the vehicle’s model type in options back then, as it is an international brand. As you can’t put in any further details until you select a model, he must have selected ‘Scorpio’ as model type for Dhoni’s car. It was a typing mistake,” he added.

Dhoni, who is known for his passion for vehicles, added the Hummer, worth around Rs one crore, to his already rich collection in 2009.

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