"During checking in Akbarpur area, Rs 5 lakh were recovered from the SUV of BSP district president Satya Prakash Kardam," Additional District Magistrate Ravindra Kumar said.
Campaign material was also recovered from the vehicle, he said.
Over Rs 10 lakh was seized from five different persons in the district including the seizure from the BSP leader's vehicle, he said.
In the last 10 days, 2,300 people have been challenged in a bid to ensure free and fair polls. Over Rs 73 lakh cash, 3,500 litre of liquor and 7.5 kg intoxicants have also been seized.
This information was provided by Senior Superintendent of Police Mohit Gupta in a meeting to discuss poll preparations with Divisional Commissioner Chandrakant and DIG Radhamohan.