Traffic Police to Work with Local Courts in Impounding Vehicles
In a joint operation called Eagle Eye 001, the city traffic police have impounded five vehicles that are owned by people who are involved in legal disputes. The operation will last until the Spring Festival. This is the first type of campaign in China wherein the traffic police cooperates with local courts to impound vehicles that are involved in disputes.
The traffic police bureau and courts signed cooperation agreements last December which authorized local traffic police to impound vehicles while the courts will handle all administrative procedures. Around 130 court officials and traffic officers are mobilized to impound such vehicles that belonged to people who are involved in civil cases such as compensation payments for traffic accidents and owed wages.
The first vehicle to be impounded belonged to a tech company in Songgang in Bao’an after it was being reported owed debts which total more than 23 million yuan. The decision to impound the vehicle came from court official Yang Yankai. After the company failed to pay their debts before the deadline, the court also deducted 4.7 million yuan from the company’s bank account and revoked registrations for two of its vehicles together with real estate, stock holdings and other financial properties.