Badaun (UP): The jeep of controversial MLA, D P Yadav, was on Friday seized and cartridges recovered from the vehicle during a vehicle checking drive, police said.

The jeep was stopped at the busy Lavela Chowk area this afternoon and it was found that the papers of the vehicle were missing, Circle Officer Manoj Kumar said.

On checking, seven cartridges each of 315 and 32 bore and one of 315 bore were recovered from the vehicle.

It was also found to be carrying papers of three other vehicles, the Circle Officer said.

Two persons posing as Uttar Pradesh policemen and in uniform were present in the vehicle, Mr. Kumar said, adding they have been sent to jail. The duo told police that the vehicle belonged to Mr. Yadav and was being used by his nephew. -- PTI