Islamabad-Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of Islamabad police has busted a gang involved in robbery and burglary incidents in various areas of the capital and recovered gold worth more than Rs 1.5 million, foreign currency, prize bonds, car and electronic equipment from them, a police spokesman said on Tuesday.

He said that SSP Islamabad Sajid Kiani took serious notice of the robbery incidents and asked SP (Investigations) Muhammad Ilyas to ensure arrest of those involved in these cases.

The SP constituted a special team under supervision of DSP CIA Bashir Noon which succeeded to bust a gang involved in burglary attempts and robberies in various areas of Islamabad including Media Town, National Police Foundation, Bahria Enclave, Naval Encourage, Sector G-6 and other prominent areas of the capital.

The nabbed dacoits have been identified as Syed Wali alias Mama, son of Muhammad Wali; Noorullah alias Zafar, son of Shah Wali; Sher Khan, son of Gul Roz Khan; Hamdullah, son of Saeed Khan, residents of Afghanistan, Jehanzeb Khan alias Khaista Khan and Deewana, son of Shah Wali; Muhammad Irfan Haider, son of Akhter Abbas; Sabz Ali, son of Mir Hazir Khan resident of Kopri Ghazi, district Haripur.  Police team also recovered a Kalashnikov, two 30-bore pistols, a latest model car, motorbike, 35 tola gold jewellery, cash Rs 8,50,000, 4 LCDs, 4 laptops, one stitching machine, prize bonds from them.

They confessed having struck at houses of Zafar Iqbal Pirzada in sector G-6/1-4, Arshad Ali at National Police Foundation, Muhammad Azam at Media Town Loibher Islamabad, Ghulam Haider block D Media Town Islamabad, Shehzad Khan at National Police Foundation Islamabad, Abdul Qayyum at block A National Police Foundation, Nasir Iqbal at S Naval Encourage Islamabad, Muhammad Abid Hussain at Bahria Town Islamabad, Saeed Akber Khan at phase 5 Bahria Town Islamabad, Umer Ali Khan in sector F-7/1 Islamabad. Further investigation is underway and more recovery is expected.  Meanwhile, SIU nabbed a car-lifter Qazi Nazakat Mehmood, son of Qazi Aziz and recovered a stolen car from him.