Veteran actor Danny Denzongpa fined of Rs 29 Lakh by Regional Transport Office (RTO) in Mumbai. Danny’s expensive Range Rover car was spotted by RTO officer by driving in Mumbai with Sikkim registration. The actor slapped by Rs 29 lakh fine for not paying Maharashtra road tax.
Vishwambhar Shinde, assistant regional transport officer, Andheri, told mid-day, “We have a flying squad that keeps an eye out for vehicles carrying registration from other states. On February 13, we found Danny’s car with a Sikkim number plate. When he was unable to produce a receipt of the Maharashtra road tax payment, we took over his Range Rover and kept it at the Andheri office. His driver arrived yesterday and paid the quoted amount, following which the car was released.”
According to the rule, the Maharahstra government charges 20 per cent of the actual value of an imported car as road tax and its amounted to Rs 24.23 Lakh along with yearly interest Rs 5.33 Lakh all over around Rs 30 Lakh tax was charges.
But in other state like Jharkhand and Pondicherry, the maximum charges from a car is Rs 25,000, which was less than 10 percent in Mumbai.
The crackdown is focusing more on areas such as Juhu, Carter Road, Bandra and airport besides various hotels across Mumbai.