ISLAMABAD - The city police claimed to have busted an inter-provincial gang involved in kidnapping for ransom and recovered two abducted persons and weapons from its custody. Superintend Police (SP), Tahir Ayub, while addressing a press conference on Monday, said that the Shahzad Town Police had arrested a six people including two women for their alleged involvement in many kidnapping for ransom cases. He informed the media that the arrests had been made near Zia Masjid, Islamabad. The SP said that two abducted persons, who were kidnapped by the gang, were also recovered from the custody of this heinous group. The gang comprises of six members including two lady kidnappers. Two 30 bore pistols, one 12 bore gun, 27 rounds and a knife were also recovered from this gang, the SP said. Tahir Ayub said that on the tip off, he constituted a special team, comprising of DSP Shehzad town Ishaq Warraich, SHO Rana Muhammad Akram and other police officials to apprehend gang members. The team raided a house near Zia Masjid and arrested six members of a gang besides recovery of two abducted persons, Ziaul Islam and Manzoor Ul Haq. Later, the kidnapped person Ziaul Islam, resident of Mardan informed the police that he met with one of the kidnappers, Shoaib and had developed contact with him. The SP, while quoting the statement of Zia, said that kidnapper (Shoaib) invited Zia and his cousin to visit his home and when they reached Shoibs house on Sunday, he along with aides of had kidnapped them. He said that during the initial investigations, the kidnappers had admitted their involvement in eight kidnapping incidents and also minting Rs. 1.4 million as ransom. The nabbed kidnappers were identified as Shoaib, resident of Dargia Malakand, Wali, resident of Dir, Yasir, resident of Charsada, Farhad resident of Jajan Charsada, and two women Asima Kanwal and Nazan. Meanwhile, Inspector General Islamabad Police (IGP), Kaleem Imam and SSP Tahir Alam Khan appreciated the performance of concerned police officials and announced commendation certificates for them.