Amir accuses Tipu planning his murder
LAHORE: The gang war between Billa Truckanwala and Gogi Butt took a new turn on Monday when Amir Butt of the Gogi group announced that Arif Ameer, alias Tipu Truckawala, was trying to kill him.
Talking at the Lahore Press Club, Butt said that his life was in danger and Ameer, the son of Billa Truckanwala, and his accomplices would be responsible for his murder.
Giving the details of the ‘assassination plan’, Butt said that Ameer would go aboard to Dubai or Saudi Arabia for Umra. In the meantime, Ameer’s comrades Bhola Gaddi and Usman would kill him, Butt added.
“In any case, Ameer, his two maternal uncles, and Shahid Bilal, Hassan, Paiga Butt, Usman and Bhola Gaddi will be responsible for my murder,” Butt said. “An FIR should be registered against them if I am murdered.” He said that to save his life, the government should not allow Ameer to travel abroad.
Butt said that Ameer, who is also his cousin, wants to take over his business, he said.
Butt said that Ameer was using various tactics to take over his business. Once he had planted hashish at his transport company office, for which a cashier and a driver of his company spent 17 months in prison.
Butt claimed that he went to Ameer’s uncle to settle their enmity but in return, Ameer lodged an FIR with Mozang police against him, his elder brother and Khawaja Adnan, his friend and a reporter of an Urdu daily, for attempted murder.
He said that investigations of the case proved that it was a false case and Ameer was being tried under Section 182 of the Pakistan Penal Code for false prosecution. He said that the police had not arrested Ameer even though the trial court had issued arrest warrants for him.
He said that he had also been declared innocent in the murder of Asim Iqbal Butt, alias Chand Pehlwan, who was gunned down in Ravi Road police jurisdiction on May 11. Butt said that though he was nominated in the FIR, the SI, DSP and SSP (Investigations) had cleared him. staff report