Actress Amala Paul has become the latest celebrity from Kerala to be listed among the infamous ‘VIP fraudsters’, who have been evading road tax worth several lakhs of rupees.
Amala’s luxurious Mercedes Benz car, which is priced well over Rs 1 crore, has been found to be registered under a fake address in Puducherry, according to a Mathrubhumi News report, which claims that the actress has thus evaded tax to the tune of Rs 20 lakh.
Amala bought her Benz from Trans Car dealers in Chennai on August 4. The car, which costs Rs 1.12 crore, was registered in Puducherry on August 9 under the address of St Theresa’s Street at Thilaspet.
The address belongs to an engineering student from Puducherry, who has reportedly revealed that he does not know the actress or that her car was registered in his address.
Due to huge difference in the tax structure between states and union territories, owners of several luxury vehicles in Kerala have been posing as Puducherry residents while registering their cars, in a bid to enjoy the lesser tax imposed in the UT.