Lahore Violence: Police arrest the ‘Private Lion’ of Shahbaz Sharif

Gullu Butt PMLN

LAHORE – The ‘private lion’ of Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has been arrested after he thrashed and broke windows and windscreens of scores of cars parked outside Minhajul Quran building.

According to the latest updates, the Chief City Police Officer (CCPO) Lahore Chaudhry Shafiq Ahmed had ordered the arrest of one Gullu Butt’s arrest yesterday following the clash.

Butt, who earned the title of Sher-e-Punjab (the lion of Punjab) from Shahbaz Sharif, is now in the custody of police.

PakistanTribe learnt from credible sources that Butt presented himself in front of police at Faisal Town police station.

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.

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).

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

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