Pakistan

LHC orders release of Gullu Butt

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday ordered the authorities to release Gullu Butt, the central character of the Model Town Incident, ARY News reports.

Justice Mohammad Qasim Khan heard the case on Friday.

Gullu Butt was shown in television footages breaking car windows and damaging public property in the Model Town Tragedy on June 17, 2014 in Lahore.

Lawyer representing Punjab Government stated that Gullu Butt was detained as he was a threat to the public order. The provincial government counsel also said that harassment was spread in the country due to his actions and the entire country is furious by his deeds.

Defence lawyer, in his arguments, said that his client was not involved in any illegal activity before and he can be released from all charges on bail.

He also said that Police maliciously filed terror and murder attempt charges against his client. He added that the high court had accepted Butt’s bail but Punjab Government kept him under detention on political basis.

LHC declared the accused detention as illegal and ordered his release.

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