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MS Dhoni penalized for Hummer H2 registered as Mahindra Scorpio

Snapshot: MS Dhoni has been penalized for registering his Hummer H2 as Mahindra Scorpio.

Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will have to pay a one-time tax along with a 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. Dhoni imported this Hummer H2 to India in 2009 that costed him around Rs 1 crore. As a result of the typographical error, Dhoni was asked to deposit only Rs 53,000 as registration charges instead of Rs 4 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. Adding to this, he also said, "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".

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According to the law, the buyer of a vehicle has to pay 4 percent of the vehicle cost as the road tax, thus as a result of this Dhoni will have to pay around Rs 4 Lakh as tax to the Ranchi Transport Department. The Indian cricketer is known for his passion for vehicles like the Range Rover Freelander, Audi Q7, Porsche Boxster. Not only this, Dhoni is also known for love of bikes with an exclusive collection of Kawasaki Ninja H2, Confederate Hellcat x132, Yamaha Thundercat, and Harley Davidson Fat Boy.

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