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BNP attacked Bangladesh mission in London under a design: HC

The Daily Dawn

Bangladesh High Commission in London overnight issued a statement rejecting a statement by BNP's UK unit saying the last week's attack on the mission was carried out in a planned manner using a ploy of submitting a memorandum with "someone's" direction.

"It appears the attack was carried out under someone's direction in a preplanned manner . . . the issue of submitting a memorandum was just a ploy," the high commission said in a statement referring to the vandalism when Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's portrait was damaged and a staff was assaulted there. 

The High Commission statement came two days after the BNP's UK chapter 'regretted' the attack in London from a recent demonstration ahead of party chief Khaleda Zia's graft case verdict in Dhaka claiming that the acting high commissioner's rude behavior sparked the "unwarranted and unintentional incident". 

The statement called the allegation "baseless" saying accepting memorandums was routine chancery function and on that day too, the protestors were asked to submit their memo to the designated officer in the mission while no official or employee there showed any discourteous attitude to them. 

It said the High Commission demanded appropriate legal actions by the British authorities against the person who ordered the attack defaming the Father of the Nation's portrait .bss

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