Lahore vandalism: 'PML-N worker' surrenders to police

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: The man, who smashed windscreens and windows of vehicles outside the Minhajul Quran International Secretariat in Lahore in the presence of security officers, surrendered to the police on Wednesday, Express News reported.

Gullu Butt, a resident of Faisal Town, started vandalising private vehicles with a club when the clash broke out between activists of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and policemen on June 17, which had left as many as eight party workers, including two women, dead and 85 others injured.

Butt is also allegedly an active member of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N). Two cases were registered against the vandal at the Faisal Town police station.

Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah denied Butt’s affiliation with the PML-N.

Television footage had shown Butt arriving at the scene on a motorcycle. He was brandishing a club and chanting slogans. No police official had tried to stop him and the vandalism continued unabated. It was learnt that a VIP calls him Sher-e-Punjab (Lion of Punjab).

Express News screengrab showing Gullu Butt damaging a car in the presence of police officers.

Butt had supplied water and cold drinks to the police officials throughout the operation. However, he quickly disappeared after the operation.

CCPO Lahore Chaudhry Shafiq Ahmed had ordered Butt’s arrest yesterday following the clash.

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Reader Comments (43)

  • Pro
    Jun 18, 2014 - 10:44AM

    Not just him but all the police officials watching him doing it should also be arrested.

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  • Sherlock
    Jun 18, 2014 - 10:50AM

    He is playing a pull-shot. He is definitely a cricketer. That means he is a PTI member planted to give PML-N a bad name !! Wah! What an investigation !! (Even if I say so myself)

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  • Ebad
    Jun 18, 2014 - 10:52AM

    He has surrendered to the same police which he lead from the front in that assault.

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  • fawad
    Jun 18, 2014 - 10:54AM

    ‘surrenders’? He should have been ‘arrested’. Surrendering means Punjab police had accepted that he cannot be arrested because of his contacts but he was told to surrender by the same contacts later on, for face saving of PMLn.

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  • fawad
    Jun 18, 2014 - 10:58AM

    You don’t surrender, you should be ‘arrested’. Shame on Punjab police.

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  • ArXhaD
    Jun 18, 2014 - 11:01AM

    I bet he will be not be arrested, if did so……. will be treated as VVIPs and ultimately will be released on Bail. this is what our judicial system is what we are deserved to be. MIGHT IS RIGHT. shame shame shame

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  • Gullu Butt
    Jun 18, 2014 - 11:06AM

    Now its police’s turn to take care of Gullu as he did yesterday.
    Thandi botlaaaiiiinnnn…

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  • Shahriyar
    Jun 18, 2014 - 11:08AM

    Everyone in this country with some gangsters blocks roads and streets. The Mafia movement in Karachi has also blocked many streets in Azizabad Karachi. But when an attempt is made to clear the roads for common people the “workers” resort to violence and media starts howling for its petty ratings. This country will always remain lawless thanks to the political criminals and media

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  • Zulfiqar
    Jun 18, 2014 - 11:09AM

    So the Gullu came back to his own people…. Now he is more secure !
    Well Done PML N !

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  • Hassan
    Jun 18, 2014 - 11:11AM

    He will be given a v vip treatment in prison for few weeks and then he will be released by the courts thanks to friendly prosecution by Punjab PoliceRecommend

  • S
    Jun 18, 2014 - 11:13AM

    Agree with @ pro

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  • Jawad Iqbal Jawad
    Jun 18, 2014 - 11:17AM

    An eye opener for those who still believe that N-Leagure will bring some betterment to the countryRecommend

  • nabil
    Jun 18, 2014 - 11:23AM

    shame on govt.Recommend

  • Asad
    Jun 18, 2014 - 11:26AM

    What now? He will be free after some time…

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  • Ameer
    Jun 18, 2014 - 11:28AM

    He was also seen leading the police while charging towards PAT activists.

    ET should report this. It is very important information that he had de facto control of all the policeman involved.Recommend

  • MA
    Jun 18, 2014 - 11:37AM

    Did he surrender to the same authorities who stood by when he vandalsied public and private properties? Punjab govt is really turning itself into a joke.

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  • salman
    Jun 18, 2014 - 11:43AM

    No need to put Pmln worker in quotes. Prevaz malik addmitted last night that butt was a pmln worker.

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  • MA
    Jun 18, 2014 - 11:46AM

    Like they will truly punish him.. what a joke

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  • Umer
    Jun 18, 2014 - 11:46AM

    Donnnn…. Chota Don

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  • waqas
    Jun 18, 2014 - 11:51AM

    Gullu Butt!! sher-e-Punjab!!! i believe he will be our new Minister in days to come!

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  • Paindoo
    Jun 18, 2014 - 12:19PM

    I bet he will be treated as state guest in prison.

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  • Jun 18, 2014 - 12:32PM

    Like the PPP, the PMLN is a very bad joke. The audacity and brash recklessness of Gullu Butt will no doubt earn him a Tamgha-e-Jurat.
    Thank you ET for a splendid article and its follow-up. Salams

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  • S Khan
    Jun 18, 2014 - 12:47PM

    The same kind of justice melted out by Khadim E Ala in famous Bakery case

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  • Urban Legend
    Jun 18, 2014 - 12:59PM

    La’ore La’ore ae! :-)

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  • Raheel Siddiqui
    Jun 18, 2014 - 1:00PM

    There is no point saying he surrendered, instead he reached a safe haven. Yesterday there was a new that media persons are trying to talk to his family, now he reached ‘safe haven (police station)’ so he safe now.

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  • ashraf
    Jun 18, 2014 - 1:41PM

    Gullo butt sher punjab should be our next chief minister if present electoral system countinue because in our political system every where gullo butt people are really on top . Our every police station become residence of such people. Punjab government are avoiding local government election because Gullo Butt type of management are most suitable for them

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  • Amanzeb Khan
    Jun 18, 2014 - 1:48PM

    The fact that all the policemen were standing there watching means that they had instructions from someone to allow Gullu to do what he did. It is that person/authority which should be held accountable and brought to justice. But no hope since the perpetrators are the ones investigating this.

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  • JD
    Jun 18, 2014 - 1:54PM

    I fear that whoever used this guy for instigating violence may now try to get rid of him so he doesn´t leak important informations.

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  • Naeem Ahmed
    Jun 18, 2014 - 2:05PM

    God give the strength to the families of dicesed and the injuried ones, we all pray for them.

    Though I am not supporting the approach taken by PAT(resisting the law enforcement), but I am gutted, sad, embarrass by the role played by Police. It’s looks they have no idea about crowd management and crowd control. Surely the crowd of PAT was violent but were they more violent then the crowed of London riots couple of years back!!!

    On the first hand our police is totally ill equipt ill trained for the challenges of the present era secondly due to the incompetence on the senior level they are morally corrupt and are totall subservant to their masters.

    Police has used acsesive force and were totally unprofessional in handling the situation, senior officers should be held responsible and the maximum punishment should be given to them through a quick and just legal system.

    We will never learn or progress unless we start doing accountability of those people who have got the maximum authority.

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  • Zulfiqar
    Jun 18, 2014 - 2:06PM

    Ch. Allah Daad is also missing from yesterday !

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  • Nafia
    Jun 18, 2014 - 2:26PM

    Irony is this that PTL followers will bash at anything that comes there way. I hope appointed ministry has resolved the multiple rape cases in previous weeks.

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  • N.Sid
    Jun 18, 2014 - 2:32PM

    surrender to police-this must be an eye wash, he was leading the police battalion in other videos shown. Punjab police is a gang of thugs and supported by Punjab government.

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  • Ali
    Jun 18, 2014 - 3:12PM

    PML-N Police reforms changing the life’s of general public.

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  • I wonder
    Jun 18, 2014 - 4:06PM

    Before this gangster was picked up by media or people, was conveniently taken to security of people who initially were in his team. Good

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  • chodhary
    Jun 18, 2014 - 4:07PM

    Gullu Butt is all set to become the next Law Minister of Punjab… well done Gullu well done.. keep it up!
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  • pardesi
    Jun 18, 2014 - 5:00PM

    @chodhary: Does’nt his moustache look like the Punjab Law minister

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  • Rashid Khan
    Jun 18, 2014 - 5:03PM

    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?
    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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  • Nauman
    Jun 18, 2014 - 5:24PM

    After the retirement of Saeed Anwar, we have badly missed an attacking left handed opener.

    I think Gullu Butt is the answer to our prayers!!

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  • Punjab
    Jun 18, 2014 - 6:02PM

    We deserve all this because i still see people creating logic on social media to say PMLN had nothing to do with this. Such a Shame.

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  • Mohammad Ali
    Jun 18, 2014 - 7:20PM

    Firstly it goes on account of PML Government because two things are clear at this; One that in the presence of Force who gave him authority to cause damage to Private mobiles and another, that i watch some of the clips in which this culprit was running toward PAT workers from the side of Police.Force flawlessly and audaciously headed to PAT workers.

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  • Insanity prevails
    Jun 18, 2014 - 9:19PM

    Guloo butt should run for president of PakistanRecommend

  • .S.Nasir Mehdi
    Jun 18, 2014 - 9:31PM

    Gullu was not alone. Uniformed policemen over looking his charge are equally guilty. Bhai Gullu will be set free and continue the path of progress

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  • Nadia
    Jun 19, 2014 - 9:15PM

    This is the change that Mian brothers have brought so far. They had vowed to end Thana Kechehri system, finally they succeed in replacing it by recruiting people like Gullu Butt. Gullo Butt Sher Punjab should be our next chief minister if present electoral system countinue because in our political system every where Gullo Butt people are really on top .Our every police station becomes residence of such people. Punjab government are avoiding local government election because Gullo Butt type of management are most suitable for them.

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