Gullu Butt sent to jail on 14-day judicial remand

Model Town tragedy: Tribunal summons Lahore DCO, Punjab IG

LAHORE: A local court on Thursday sent Gullu Butt to jail on 14-day judicial remand.

Gullu Butt, the baton-wielding man caught on-camera damaging a number of vehicles outside the Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI) secretariat in Model Town, was presented before the judicial magistrate court.

Police sought physical remand of the accused, however, SP prayed for judicial remand.

On this, the court sent Gullu Butt to jail on 14-day judicial remand.

Earlier, Gullu was attacked by an angry mob and lawyers while he was in the custody of policeman, about to appear before a local court in Model Town.

After being savagely assaulted by the public, police personnel present on the occasion tried to take control of the situation and transported him to the hospital in a rickshaw. The scuffle left Gullu Butt unconscious.

It may be mentioned that Gullu Butt was arrested for vandalism after TV news cameras caught him damaging a number of vehicles outside the MQI secretariat in Model Town in the presence of police.

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, issued orders for his arrest after watching the vandalism done by Butt captured in the news footage.

The man was later identified as Gullu Butt alias Sher-i-Lahore, known to be a police tout in Model Town.

The DCO Lahore and IG Punjab Police will appear before the tribunal holding inquiry into the Model Town tragedy.

The one-man tribunal comprising Lahore High Court Judge Justice Ali Baqar Najfi is holding the inquiry into the incident in which eight people including two women were shot dead in a clash between the police and Minhajul Quran workers.

The police have registered a dozen FIRs into the incident involving thousands of people. Dr Tahirul Qadri’s son Sahibzada Muhyuddin has also been nominated in one of the FIRs.