Ranchi transport dept goof-up lands Dhoni with hefty Hummer tax bill

Ranchi : Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be required to pay one-time tax along with penalty after his sports vehicle ‘Hummer H2’ was ‘mistakenly’ registered as Scorpio by the transport department in 2009, said the district transport officer of Ranchi.

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

“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 a brand new ‘ Hummer’ worth around Rs one crore to his already rich collections in 2009. (ANI)