Caught on tape: Vandal-in-chief is ‘PML-N worker’

Published: June 18, 2014
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Gullu Butt breaks windows of a car during the clash between police and PAT workers. PHOTO: INP

Gullu Butt breaks windows of a car during the clash between police and PAT workers. PHOTO: INP

LAHORE: 

A police ‘tout’ Gullu Butt, who smashed windscreens and windows of vehicles outside the Minhajul Quran International Secretariat in the presence of the SP Model Town-led police contingent, is said to be an active member of the ruling PML-N.

Television footage shows Gullu brought to the scene on a motorcycle. He was brandishing a club and chanting slogans.

When the melee broke out, he started smashing windscreens and windows of private vehicles with his club. No police official tried to stop him and the vandalism continued unabated.

Gullu Butt, who is said to be a resident of Faisal Town, is a police tout. It is learnt that a VIP calls him Sher-e-Punjab (Lion of Punjab). Gullu supplied water and cold drinks to the police officials throughout the operation.

However, he quickly disappeared after the operation, triggering suspicion that some police officers might have advised him to slip away lest the game was spoilt. However, since he has been caught on tape vandalising vehicles, all police officers pretend they don’t know him.

CCPO Lahore Chaudhry Shafiq Ahmed has ordered the arrest of the person who vandalised vehicles – but he couldn’t be arrested till the filing of this report.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 18th, 2014.

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Reader Comments (48)

  • PMLN Supporter
    Jun 18, 2014 - 2:56AM

    This is hilarious! Gullu is off the hook !

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  • Nazir
    Jun 18, 2014 - 3:08AM

    It was certain even before this news came out. PAT victims were unarmed and peaceful protesters. Shariff brothers continue their dirty politics.

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  • Jibran
    Jun 18, 2014 - 3:20AM

    This is similar to Khawaja Sharif Murder conspiracy. Someone high up at the chief minister’s office is directly involved. The only difference is that 8 innocent people were murdered at the behest of him. An illegal, and corrupt government is now being run by a mass murderer. Shame on the PMLN politicians who are now trying to justify this barbarism.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jun 18, 2014 - 3:21AM

    This guy should be arrested and punished severely along with Qadri’s supporters who attacked police force and are responsible for this tragedy.

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  • Omer
    Jun 18, 2014 - 3:26AM

    Wow.. its so obvious this was orchestrated by PML-N that its not even funny.

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  • Adnan
    Jun 18, 2014 - 3:30AM

    Who VIP so is Express Tribune afraid of the politicians now … ha! … why don’t say it “Shahbaz Sharif”

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  • A
    Jun 18, 2014 - 3:30AM

    Shariff’s will do everything they can to save face. They have came into power through fraud an rigging.

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  • Farhan
    Jun 18, 2014 - 3:32AM

    Seems obvious now that NS is afraid of TUQ movement and he is also not happy with the army operation as he wants to create distraction. Else there had been no reason to send police for barrier removal at this time.

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  • Hitler
    Jun 18, 2014 - 3:39AM

    What justice can this government provide to common people when it uses Police for wrong purposes. Who would take care of losses caused by this low life!

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  • Arfa
    Jun 18, 2014 - 3:49AM

    He maybe or maybe not, but lets suppose he is a supporter. I think it the ethic responsibility of ET to get an FIR registered because apparently they know everything about the culprit.

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  • truth
    Jun 18, 2014 - 3:58AM

    Nefarious. And this isnt the first time something like this has happened, or where there has been excessive use of force by those in power. This may be the start of something much bigger. History repeating itself, soon.

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  • Ali
    Jun 18, 2014 - 4:00AM

    And you were about to resign? Mr.Shabaz Sharif.

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  • Jun 18, 2014 - 4:00AM

    Gullu can never be arrested as he is very close to prime minister nawaz shareef.if gullu got arrested there will be anarchy in PMLN ghunda group who are always there to kill anyone for money but only for the benefit of PMLN.

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  • Shahid Shah
    Jun 18, 2014 - 4:07AM

    This is state terrorism of the worst kind. It is dictatorship in the name of democracy.

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  • Jun 18, 2014 - 4:18AM

    Nawazullah went to Tajikistan. during an unfolding operation.
    Now we know why. Brother Shahbazullah srcewed it up very
    badly. Very, very badly.

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  • PakPower
    Jun 18, 2014 - 4:20AM

    Alas the truth comes out. This ghunda culture is the mainstay of PML-N’s politics. I doubt Mr. Gullu would be arrested or punished accordingly because come election day, guys like him stuff the ballots.

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  • dr junaid tipu
    Jun 18, 2014 - 4:26AM

    and so begins the third term downfall of the power hungry family. dynastic politics and patwari ism murdabad.

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  • Ali Tipu
    Jun 18, 2014 - 4:45AM

    That explains perfectly well the role of the likes of Gullu Butt and PMLN thugs in incidents like Christian colony and Gojra.

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  • Ahmad
    Jun 18, 2014 - 5:06AM

    Shame on this democracy.Sharif Brothers have proved they are not eligible to govern the country by democratic means.Message of the day: Might is Right

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  • Salman
    Jun 18, 2014 - 5:18AM

    Lol look at the policemen, they are acting like bystanders and gullu’s acting like a cop. Shame on Punjab government

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  • yousafhaque
    Jun 18, 2014 - 5:21AM

    Yesterday we saw the real face of our self acclaimed leaders.

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  • PMLN
    Jun 18, 2014 - 5:31AM

    I wonder where all the other Nooras are … we all need to support one of our own ghundas. Gullu Butt is a legend and we would need him when the time comes to stuff the ballot box.

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  • Bashir
    Jun 18, 2014 - 6:45AM

    Shahbaz sharif was shedding crocodile tears in press conference. Is it possible that he did not know about the incident throughout the day. Not a single police officer has been suspended. No action taken against anyone. Why Mr Gulu has not been arrested so far. Mr Sharif this is the beginning of your end.

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  • yousafhaque
    Jun 18, 2014 - 8:42AM

    @Bashir:::Mr.Gullu was ‘arrested’ last night by those who were bucking him up when he was in action.Some say though that he surrendered before police voluntarily

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  • Mirza
    Jun 18, 2014 - 8:52AM

    I am surprised that so many are surprised. It is the same party which started Qabza groups, banking crisis, and attacked SC while in session. The fact remains these politicians a political offspring of Gen Zia got away with each of their crime. Only one party politicians are targeted by our courts especially LHC.

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  • Jazz
    Jun 18, 2014 - 9:23AM

    I think all policeman seeing Gullu Butt smashing vehicle should also be punished for discretion of duty as they were seeing a crime committed and did not stop.

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  • goldconsumer
    Jun 18, 2014 - 9:33AM

    So why MQM is always blamed for this “kind” of politics??

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  • qwerty
    Jun 18, 2014 - 9:45AM

    classical false flag.

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  • Hafiz Shah Ali
    Jun 18, 2014 - 10:06AM

    So could it be a case of PML-N disgruntled ex-worker being used by other party?

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  • JB
    Jun 18, 2014 - 10:07AM

    Where are the PMLN supporters now?

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  • Zulfiqar
    Jun 18, 2014 - 10:12AM

    Loot at our police and how they are staring at GULLU BUTT, tell you the story of Punjab Political Police !

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  • MAD
    Jun 18, 2014 - 10:19AM

    TUQ has just been given a popularity boost prior to his arrival by overzealous PMLN and brutal Punjab Police. When army operation was announced the govt for first time in several weeks was secure but less than a day later they again created a problem for themselves.

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  • excalibur
    Jun 18, 2014 - 10:20AM

    inna lillahe wa ina ilahe rajaeoon

    Despotic government and cancerous Demoncrazy must go

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  • JQ
    Jun 18, 2014 - 10:21AM

    Chief Minister – Resign Please

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  • Rafique Khan
    Jun 18, 2014 - 10:25AM

    The C.M. of Shahbaz Sharif told in front of the media that he will finds himself responsible will resign. He must immediately resign till the outcome of the enquiry committee. If he is not responsible then he is not C.M. of Punjab. He is simply working as sweeper of Punjab province.

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  • abc
    Jun 18, 2014 - 10:33AM

    What a ridiculous state of affairs are being run by the PMLN. Such type of stunts are exclusively available under their rule. No where else in the world a footage like this will be available. Disgraceful.

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  • Waqas
    Jun 18, 2014 - 10:39AM

    Fruits of Rigged Elections :D

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  • Merchant
    Jun 18, 2014 - 10:44AM

    CM & PM Sharifs, if you love Pakistan please say sorry and immediately resign so that a transparent inquiry into this ugly incident can take place.

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  • Faisal
    Jun 18, 2014 - 10:51AM

    This one picture is enough to understand how the police system works in our country, who controls them and how the terror is spread by the Jamhoori champs themselves.

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  • Ebad
    Jun 18, 2014 - 11:04AM

    A picture is worth a thousand words. A pathetic depiction of the rule of law in our country.

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  • PML-N
    Jun 18, 2014 - 12:38PM

    Gullu bhai Zindabad!

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  • Parvez
    Jun 18, 2014 - 1:28PM

    As a ‘ baddy ‘ Gullu can’t be compared to anyone from ‘ The Game of Thrones ‘……..so he decidedly is small potatoes…..BUT his big boss compares with Lord Baelish.

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  • guest
    Jun 18, 2014 - 1:44PM

    PML(N) workers have created the turbulence to clear they way of firing on Qadri’s followers… typical raiwand lords thinkers…

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  • ashraf
    Jun 18, 2014 - 1:50PM

    For sweeper you have a brain to judge bad and good @Rafique Khan:

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  • MJ
    Jun 19, 2014 - 3:06AM

    A peacock dies and Police officers get suspended. 8 people die and dozens of cars damaged while Police was complicit, let’s see who gets fired or who becomes the sacrificial lamb. CM will be the last person to resign, he has promised to change his name dozens of times if he did not do this or that to Zardari. Gullo’s life is in danger if he ever goes to trial.

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  • MJ
    Jun 19, 2014 - 3:07AM

    Who is going to fire the hundreds of policemen who were complicit in this destruction of public property?

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  • Raheela
    Jun 19, 2014 - 9:18PM

    Assuming Gullu Butt is not a PML(N) member, will any action be ordered against all the policemen who stood by as silent spectators while he was vandalizing property of ordinary citizens of Lahore? Bravo Shahbaz Sharif, you have revolutionized the police institution. I suggest you to pay focus on the performance of Punjab institutions rather than boasting about the Metro ye, Metro woh, Metro , Metro and Metro… Your myopic policies are destroying Punjab institutions. But Sharm tum ko magar nahe aati.
    The uniformed goons are equal accomplices in crime for their failure to prevent it. The CM and Rana Sanaullah have a lot to answer.

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  • Wajahat
    Jun 19, 2014 - 9:23PM

    Gullu can never be punished as he is very close to prime minister Nawaz Shareef. If Gullu got arrested there will be anarchy in PMLN goons who are always there to kill anyone for money but only for the benefit of PMLN. This ghunda culture is the mainstay of PML-N’s politics. I doubt Mr. Gullu would be arrested or punished accordingly because come election day, guys like him stuff the ballots. PML-N would be certainly patronizing number of such Ghunda groups in order to vandalize, beat, kill and rob their opponents.

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