After staging a protest programme on the premises of Bangladesh High Commission in London, leaders and activists of BNP attacked the High Commission on Wednesday afternoon ahead of Thursday’s verdict in the graft case against Khaleda Zia.
The UK police have arrested a leader of Swechchasebok Dal from the spot.
Addressing a press conference at the Foreign Ministry in Dhaka, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali said one of the attackers was arrested.
Police were present during the sudden attack on the High Commission, he said, adding that a video footage was given to London police to take action in this regard.
According to a press release of the Bangladesh High Commission in London, more than 100 BNP leaders and activists carrying banners and festoons gathered on the premises of its office around 2pm (local time) to submit a memorandum to the authorities concerned.
Later, they forcefully entered the High Commission and assaulted its employees and vandalised some valuables.
Condemning the attack by BNP men, the High Commission in the press release said the incident has tarnished the image of the country as the High Commission represents Bangladesh in London.