Chandigarh: It is a well known fact that Bhajji has paid many fines onfield, but off field this is the first. Harbhajan Singh, who arrived in Chandigarh in style in his brand new sports utility vehicle (SUV) Hummer, was penalised on Tuesday for driving it without number plates.
When Harbhajan Singh"s newly-acquired black Hummer drove into the city on Monday, the huge vehicle did not have a registration number on it.
The Chandigarh traffic police landed up at Harbhajan's hotel to investigate the case on Tuesday morning. He was made to pay Rs 3,000 fine for the offence.
But traffic police says paper slips are not valid and it has to be a proper plate even for the temporary number, which is valid for a month"s time till the vehicle gets registered.
As per provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act, you can drive a new vehicle with temporary number only for a month after which you should have a proper number. While Bhajji's vehicle did not have the number earlier, he is reported to have posted a Delhi's temporary number later.
Harbhajan had driven his brand new Hummer from Jalandhar to Chandigarh. The Indian spinner has been in Chandigarh to participate in the BCCI Corporate Trophy tie.
His Air India Blue teammates - Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and R.P. Singh - were also at the hotel and will be seen in action on Tuesday when the Corporate Trophy kicks off.