Dhoni ends up with hefty tax bill for Hummer

Dhoni, who is known for his passion for vehicles, added a brand new Hummer worth around Rs. 1 crore to his already rich collection, in 2009.

Indian skipper M. S. Dhoni on a Hellcat bike at the Buddh International Circuit.   -  Special Arrangement

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 Rs. 4 lakhs.

"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 the 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. 1 crore to his already rich collection, in 2009.