Model Town incident: Police present challan in ATC

Challan states that Model Town incident escalated due to Butt's involvement in it


Web Desk August 30, 2014

LAHORE: Police presented a 50-page challan in an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore on Saturday in which they stated that Gullu Butt was responsible for the Model Town tragedy, Express News reported.

Police produced Butt before the court and handed in the challan which stated that the Model Town incident escalated due to Butt's involvement in it.

On August 2, an ATC had ordered police to complete the challan against Butt by August 9, however, an investigation officer had requested the judge to grant him more time to complete it.

Butt was caught smashing cars during the clashes between Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers and the police outside the Minhajul Quran International Secretariat on June 17.

He smashed windscreens and windows of private vehicles with his club, while police officials looked on and the vandalism continued unabated.

On August 5, a division bench of the LHC had sought investigation record from police on a bail application by Butt.

His counsel had submitted that he was mentally unfit and that police had wrongfully implicated him in the case.

COMMENTS (14)

Freed | 7 years ago | Reply

He is mentally unfit and menace to society, so they let out on bail. makes sense, only in pakistan democratic system.

Congratulations | 7 years ago | Reply

Congratulations for effective control of narrative and for impugning the real cause of the Model Town tragedy. That real cause was Qadri's instigation of his followers who fired on the police from Minhaj Secretariat, threw stones at the police when they were performing their duty. The Government is lying to protect Qadri because it is afraid of his people's following and the threat to topple the govt. The real culprits must be booked in the ATC but the govt. is messing up, since it is spineless.

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