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v. 1) to collect funds, in addition to installment payments, from a person who owes a debt secured by property, and place them in a special account to pay property taxes and insurance when due. This protects the lender or seller from the borrower's possible failure to keep up the insurance or a mounting tax bill which is a lien on the property. 2) to take away records, money or property, such as an automobile or building, by government action pending the outcome of a criminal prosecution. The records may be essential evidence, or the money or property may be forfeit to the state as in illegal drug cases. (See: forfeit, forfeiture)

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'The auction will take place in Gabiro military barracks, Gatsibo district where the cows are impounded. The auction will be preceded by visiting the cows at 10 am,' he said.
He said, 'The tomatoes were impounded at the borderline.
The FBR also impounded another vehicle in use of SEPCO Engineer Nazeer Ahmed Soomro.
Police has urged drivers to abide by traffic rules and regulations so as to avoid facing hefty fines and cars being impounded.
release of impounded and/or immobilised vehicle/load from pound,
The incident raised eyebrows that some cops are involved in the theft of precious parts from the impounded vehicles and motorcycles 'who set ablaze the vehicles to conceal their theft.'
He said as many as 700 motorcycles were impounded from different parts of the city and shifted to police stations.
The lorry's driver Joseph Wangombe, 37, was arrested for interrogation."The motor vehicle belonging to nitro chemicals has been impounded and a driver arrested," said Bomet County Police Commander Naomi Ichami.
Your car can be impounded for a number of reasons , from illegal parking, speeding, noisy engine modifications, window tints that are too dark or carrying passengers illegally.
Attock The police impounded a six-member inter-provincial robber gang, recovered arms, six stolen oxen, looted cash and impounded a truck here on Saturday.
A New York State trooper stopped the car Hinshaw was driving because New York State Department of Motor Vehicles computer records showed that the car had been impounded and should have been located at an impound lot, according to the decision released Friday.
During separate actions, three culprits Muhammad Tayyeb s/o Naik Muhammad, Bakhtiar s/o Sarbali and Bakhti Rehman were arrested after recovery of explosives, hundreds of detonators, safety fuses and 1350 metre safety fuse wire and impounded three vehicles including a car bearing registration number KK-499, Datsun C-5611 and another vehicle.