ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad police busted a gang of dacoits on Monday and arrested five culprits and recovered Rs 1,000,000 from them, said a police spokesman on Monday. The gang was involved in snatching an oil tanker at gunpoint on IJ Principal Road. Police claimed that culprits had pilfered the oil and sold it for one million rupees. However, it was not clear where did they sold the oil. The police have obtained physical remand of the culprits from a relevant court for further investigations. According to details, the oil tanker that was being driven by Syed Nasir Hussain Shah and conductor Nadeem Akhtar was snatched at gunpoint on the road by five unidentified criminals. The oil tankers owner was Mohammad Khan, son of Noor Ahmad, a resident of Attock. The culprits pumped oil from the tanker out and later left the tanker in Attock at Haji Shah Mor. Following a complaint from owner of the tanker Mohammad Khan, a case was registered with Sabzi Mandi Police under section 395 of Pakistan Penal Code. SSP Islamabad Mohammad Yusuf Malik later transferred the case to the CIA Police on August 30 on request of the complainant. The CIA In-charge Bashir Ahmad Noon along with Tariq Rauf ASI and Zafar Iqbal ASI traced and arrested the culprits. The culprits are identified as Asif Iqbal son of Lal Shah, Rawalpindi, Matloob Hussain son of Mahboob Hussain, Attock, Sajid Mahmood son of Maroof, Rawalpindi, Shahzad son of Munsif Khan, Rawalpindi, and Aamir Saeed son of Mohammad Daud, Rawalpindi. The SSP announced cash reward and appreciation letters for the police officials who were investigating the case.