Ghaziabad: Five men were arrested from Dadri check post on Delhi-Dehradun road for stabbing a taxi driver and stealing the vehicle at gunpoint, police said on Tuesday.

Murad Nagar Police along with the help of Daurala police apprehended the accused last night, Murad Nagar SHO Subodh Saxena said. The men have been identified as Jackie, Ramesh Raj, Dushyant, Rohit and Devendra, all in their late twenties and residents of Delhi.

They had hired a taxi yesterday from Shakarpur area in New Delhi on the pretext of going for a trip, he said. As soon as the car crossed Ghaziabad, the youths stabbed the driver and threw him from the vehicle and fled with the taxi, Saxena said.

The driver informed the police about the incident after which Murad Nagar police chased the car and intercepted them near Dadri. Finding themselves trapped, the robbers opened fired but were arrested, he said.