ISLAMABAD Islamabad police have arrested three accused involved in the kidnapping of cops and employee of revenue department, and have recovered Rs100000, one 30-bore pistol and a Kalashnikov from their custody on Monday, sources informed The Nation. Sources said that Mohammad Bashir, father of the kidnapped Azahar Mehmood, made a call to Rescu-15 informing that that the kidnappers had taken his second son Asad Mehmood with them when he reached the decided point at Peshawar Road to handover ransom amounting to Rs10000 to the kidnappers. This message received by a team of Tarnol Police on patrolling. The team rushed and chased FX car bearing registration number IDB-8279 near Tarnol Toll Plaza. Police red-handedly arrested three accused and rescued Asad Mehmood and recovered Rs100000 cash, one pistol and Kalashnikov from the custody of captors. The accused later were identified as Dr Abdul Rauf, a resident Bagh AJK, Ikhalq Ahmed, a resident of district Jhang-Punjab, Firdos Alam, a resident of Gilgit-Northern Area. Rana Pervaiz has been performing duty in Security Division of Islamabad Police. He and Azhar Mehmood, an employee of revenue department, were kidnapped by unknown persons on December 2, 2010 from the jurisdiction of Shalimar Police Station here in Islamabad. The sources added that the kidnappers remained in touch with Asad Mehmood, brother and Mohammad Bashir father of kidnapped Azhar Mehmood via telephone and keep on negotiating the ransom. According to sources on Monday the kidnappers demanded urgent Rs100000 from Asad Mehmood and asked him to reach the place near HB companies at Peshawar Road. Asad through his FX car IDB-8279 reached to the agreed place. Five kidnappers through their Pajero bearing registration number TS-5 reached the same place too. Three kidnappers came down from Pajero received cash Rs10000 from Asad Mehmood and asked him to sit on back seat of FX car and move ahead to Tarnol Toll Plaza. The Pajero escorted the FX. Meanwhile, Mohammad Bashir father of Asad Mehmood who had eye on the kidnappers made a call to Rescue-15. When The Nation contacted, Dr Khurrum Rashid, SP Saddar, confirmed the arrest of the three kidnappers. However, he declined to give the more details. To a question, he said that both Inspector Rana Pervaiz and Azhar Mehmood would be released from the kidnapper very soon. He termed it great success and timely response of Tarnol police. When The Nation contacted, Malik Tahir, DSP Saddar Circle, said that police had rescued the Asad Mehmood and recovered the cash money and arms from the accused. To a question, he declined to expose the names of the accused, however, he said that interrogation from the arrested kidnapper was in progress.