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Traffic police picked up the car from the road? How to get a seized vehicle back

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Wherever you look, people are worried about parking, sometimes they don’t get a place to park their car under the house and sometimes if they park their car under the office, the police tows away their car. Now in such a situation, some questions start arising in the mind like what does the police do after towing the car, how does the car get back and if the car gets damaged while being towed, then who compensates for the loss?

If the vehicle towed by the police gets damaged due to the negligence of the police, then the police may have to bear the cost of the damage. If your car also gets damaged and you want to take a claim due to the negligence of the police, then you will have to go to court for this purpose.

What do the police do with tow cars?

After towing the car from the no parking spot, the police usually takes it to the police station or any other place designated by the police. If your car has also been towed, you can call the police control room and ask where your car has been taken. Or you can also go to the nearest police station and ask the answer to this question, if you see a policeman at the location then you can ask where the car is towed.

Why does the car get towed?

Police tow cars for many reasons including wrong parking. If you park your car in a wrong place like in a no parking zone, the police can tow your car. Apart from this, if the police suspect that your car has been used for any criminal activity then your car can also be towed.

How to get the towed vehicle back?

  1. police station: First of all go to the police station where your car has been taken.
  2. Pay the fine: Fine will have to be paid for violating traffic rules.

Who will compensate in case of damage?

If a car towed due to no parking gets damaged due to the negligence of the police, then in most of the cases the car owner also has to compensate for the loss. It is also mentioned in many reports that if the car gets damaged due to the negligence of the police, then the police department should bear the burden of the loss.

In 2003, the Bombay High Court had ruled that if a car owner sustains any damage while towing his vehicle, he can claim compensation from the towing operator.

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