Rawalpindi - Murree police have been put on high alert by Rawalpindi officials on Tuesday following reports that a motor convoy of PPP Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) chapter heading towards Islamabad was stopped by unknown men by placing vehicles on the road at Aliot, a suburb of Murree, sources disclosed.

A heavy contingent of police headed by Police Picket Pagwari In-charge rushed to the scene and opened road for safe passage of the PPP rally.

The rally was travelling to the capital from Muzaffarabad to join a public gathering at Parade Ground to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of PPP , they said.

Some local leaders contacted high-ups in Muzaffarabad police and brought the matter in their notice. The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) AJK then contacted City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi and requested him to open the road, sources added. CPO phoned ASP Murree Circle Muhammad Ayaz Imrani and SHO Police Station Murree instructing them to reach the spot and open the road for rally.

SHO PS Murree Chaudhry Khalid, however, when contacted, rejected reports that unknown men had blocked the passage of the rally at Aliot. On the contrary, he said the road was already blocked because of a collision between a Suzuki carry van and a car.

“PPP motor rally comprising 300 vehicles was coming from AJK when they found the road blocked due to an accident . The rally leaders asked the vehicle owners to remove their vehicles and give them way but the request was turned down” he said. SHO added that police gave safe passage to participants of the rally by removing vehicles from road. He said that both vehicle owners were taken to police station to resolve the dispute.