LAHORE - Police yesterday filed a criminal case against Abdul Ghani Butt, brother of jailed Gullu Butt, for hurling threats at some workers of Lahore Press Club.

Butt clashed with guards on Monday evening shortly after he entered the press club along with several workers of ruling PML-N when Punjab government spokesman Zaeem Qadri was addressing a news conference.

Mr Qadri left the news conference in utter embarrassment. Some PML-N workers gave a good thrash to their colleague, Ghani Butt, who was later handed over to the police. He was put behind the bars in Qila Gujjar Singh police station on Monday night.

SP Civil Lines, Ali Raza told reporters that a case under section 506 of the PPC was lodged against the man on the complaint of manager of the press blub. Further investigations were underway.

Butt reportedly used harsh and threatening language against the security men when he argued with the staff for not letting him inside.

United under the banner of “Janisaran-e-Nawaz Sharif Force” (Nawaz Sharif lovers), the PML-N workers who aim to save the Sharif family from Imran Khan’s ‘tigers’, badly thrashed Mr Butt. The N leaguers accused him of supporting the opposition party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, and gave him a strong beating which was perfectly caught by the camera and forced the provincial government’s mouthpiece to wrap up his press conference.

The footage shows the PML-N stalwarts slapping, punching and kicking Butt, who unlike his brother did not vent his anger on the cars parked outside the press club.