Rawalpindi - Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of Islamabad police has busted a gang involved in looting goods transporters and recovered one truck, Rs. 1.5 million and weapons from their possession, a police spokesman said on Friday.

He said that a few incidents of looting trucks loaded with flour, wheat, cooking oil and electronics coming via GT road were reported in Islamabad and some other cities.

Following these incidents, senior police officials of Islamabad police constituted a special team under supervision of SP (Investigation) Muhammad Ilyas which also included DSP CIA Bashir Ahmed Noon, Sub-Inspector Shams ul Akbar, ASIs Suleman Shah and others.

This team kept close surveillance and apprehended nine criminals of the gang by reviewing criminal record, accessing technical support and crime mapping. Police also recovered weapons, one truck and looted amount worth Rs1.5 million.

The gangsters have been identified as Jamal ud din son of Kalam- ud-din, resident of Attock; Fazl Malik son of Faqeer Badsha, resident of Noshawara; Amjad Khan son of Khan Badsha, resident of Nowshra; Akmal Khan son of Faqeer Khan, resident of Charasda; Suleman Shah son of Ameer Qadir, resident of Sawabi; Haris Khan son of Afsar Khan, resident of Sawabi; Muhammad Ayaz son of Jan Muhammad, resident of Mardan and Syed Hussain son of Haji Nabi, resident of Khyber Agency.

During initial investigation, they made 38 disclosures of committing such incidents at different places on GT Road as well as in various areas of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Further investigation is underway.

IGP Islamabad Tahir Alam Khan and SSP Sajid Kiani appreciated the performance of SIU and announced special prizes and commendation certificates for policemen who busted this gang.