Kannada actor Darshan is under scanner after he registered his Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster in Puducherry.
Last year, actors Amala Paul, Fahadh Faasil and Suresh Gopi were pulled up by Kerala authorities for exploiting a loophole in the tax laws. They registered their high-end cars in Puducherry to evade the high tax slabs in their home state of Kerala.
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Now, Challenging Star Darshan is under the Karnataka Regional Transport Corporation lens.
His Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster costs close to Rs 6 crore (ex-showroom) in India. In Karnataka, the road tax for this car will be as high as 18% of the cost of the vehicle in addition to other taxes and cess which are applicable.
According to the stateâ€™s laws, cars registered outside Karnataka can ply on the roads only for a year without paying the state tax.
So the authorities are keeping a close eye on the actorâ€™s car.
Bangalore Mirror wrote that authorities in the city have a list of luxury cars which have been registered outside the state. Drivers of these cars often tend to claim that their vehicle was brought into the state temporarily.
â€śSo now, we have decided to maintain a watch register to ascertain when a vehicle came to the city,â€ť J Gnanedra Kumar, Joint Transport Commissioner, Bengaluru city told Bangalore Mirror.
Recently, the Karnataka High Court struck down a move by the Transport Department to limit the one-year deadline to one month as it is in neighbouring Tamil Nadu.
It is not only famous actors who make the most out of the absence of a uniform system in the country. In February 2016, the Mangaluru RTO had taken action against cars which were registered in Puducherry.