The bid to kidnap a 30-year-old man went wrong when the assailants, escaping in a car, first caught in heavy traffic on the Noida-Delhi road and then suffered a vehicle break down.
The victim escaped the kidnappers when they got down from their vehicle to stop a random vehicle to escape.
Six people, including the four who were in the car, were arrested on charges of kidnapping, robbery, among others, the police said.
“On Monday, Sachin Pathak alias Chini was kidnapped from Okhla Bird Sanctuary Metro Station. They were heading towards Kalindikunj in Delhi but got stuck in heavy traffic en route. The kidnappers then decided to take a U-turn and drove in the wrong lane. Later their car had a flat tyre near Sector 94 ”gaushala” and they got down to stop an oncoming WagonR but at this moment, Sachin fled from the Honda City and jumped across into the ”gaushaala” to escape the kidnappers,” the official said.
During probe, it emerged that the kidnappers and Sachin had a dispute over the leadership of a tempo union operating from Sector 94 metro station.
Later the same day, four accused were arrested from Yamuna Pusta Road while they were travelling with illegal firearms and ammunition in a stolen car.
Four stolen cars were impounded from their possession and an illegal firearm along with ammunition seized from them, the police added.