Islamabad-Islamabad police have busted a gang of dacoits during crackdown against criminal elements, besides arresting 12 other outlaws and recovering stolen bike and weapons from their possession, a police spokesman said yesterday.

On a tip off, Tarnol police raided in the area of Facto Cement Road and nabbed 3 dacoits planning to commit a dacoity. The nabbed persons were identified as Tahir Mehmood, Gul Shahzad and Asif Mehmood and the police also recovered three 30-bore illicit pistols along with ammunition from their possession. Khanna police arrested a bike-lifter namely Muhammad Touseef and recovered a stolen bike from him. Nilore police apprehended two accused Khalid Mehmood and Sohail Ahmed involved in illegal diesel selling.

Koral police arrested one Adil and recovered one dagger from him. Sihala police apprehended two accused Umer Farooq and Abdullah involved in illegally diesel selling. Cases have been registered against these nabbed persons and further investigation is underway.