NEW DELHI, April 11 -- The Delhi Police recovered Rs 1 crore in cash from a BMW car in southwest Delhi's Vasant Vihar on Tuesday night while checking vehicles to keep a watch on illegal movement of cash ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. The police said that the cash was handed over to the income tax department to probe the source and take further action.

According to the police, around 8.30 pm, when a police team along with the vigilance staff of the election commission was keeping an eye on vehicles near a church at Poorvi Marg in Vasant Vihar, they intercepted a BMW car. On checking the vehicle for the possibility of recovering a prohibited item, the police found a bag containing Rs 1 crore in cash.

"The car had been stopped randomly. When ...