Jammu, Dec 20 (UNI) The police today arrested three people for impersonating militants of a local outfit and looting people in tehsil Mendhar of Poonch district, official sources here said.
Sources said three people posing as militants forcibly barged into the house of one Zakia Bi of Gehlote on the intervening night of December 19-20 and thrashed the family and looted the cash.
''when tried to escape, the locals shouted and a patrolling police party immediately reached the spot and chased them and apprehended, sources told UNI adding that impersonators were later acknowledged as locals.
They have been identified as Liqat Ali, son of Piran Ditta, Karamat Ali son of Abad Hussain and Aijaz alias Munna son of Abdul Hamid, all residents of Gehlote, tehsil Mendhar and have been booked under fir number 152/2007 against sections 458, 323, 354, 382 RPC.
The arrests were made by the inspector S S Soodan under the direct supervision of sdpo Mendhar S S Rana.