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Delhi: Kidnapping attempt foiled as car gets stuck in traffic, criminals held within 7 minutes

Rijwal's brother, who was waiting outside the institute, had seen that some kidnappers were taking his brother away in his car and had alerted the police.

Delhi traffic may have been the cause of worry for its citizens, but for a 21-year-old Rijwal from Shimla, it became a boon recently. Rijwal was kidnapped by some criminals in his own car. As per reports, the 4 kidnappers had snatched his car keys, had taken him hostage in his own car parked in Janakpuri and were fleeing.

As per reports, Rijwal’s brother called the police to report the kidnapping. After receiving information from him about the details of the car, including the fact that the car has ‘Highlander’ written on it on the front, Delhi police had swung into action.

Within minutes, the car was located at Uttam Nagar. It was stuck in the West Delhi traffic. A Delhi police PCR vehicle spotted it.

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As the policemen approached the car, three of the kidnappers fled away abandoning the car and their victim. However, a fourth kidnapper named Ravi was apprehended. The 1650 rupees that the kidnappers had stolen from Rijwal were also recovered.

Delhi police have registered a case under relevant sections under the Indian Penal Code.

Rijwal is reportedly a resident of Shimla who had come to study in an institute in Delhi. DGP Sharat Sinha has informed that the victim and his brother had come from Himachal Pradesh for admission in an institute in Delhi on 18 October. Rijwal’s brother, who was waiting outside the institute, had seen that some kidnappers were taking his brother away in his car and had alerted the police.

Upon Akshay’s information in the call at 100 number, Delhi police’s ASI Devendra Singh, and constables Ms Gomti and Deepak had started searching for the car on the road towards Uttam Nagar. The Himachal number plate and the ‘Highlander’ written on the front had made the car easy to spot.

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