Nasir Ahmed Shahin, the president of the UK branch of a BNP organisation, the Jatiyatabadi Swechchhasebak Dal, has been convicted of vandalising the Bangladesh High Commission in London The London Magistrates’ Court fined Shahin £1,020, the Prime Minister’s Office in Dhaka said in a statement on Sunday.
BNP supporters vandalised the Bangladesh High Commission in London on Feb 7 after Khaleda Zia was sentenced to jail for graft. The portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the venue was also vandalised. London police had arrested Shahin from the scene.
A case was filed against him over the destruction of state property during an attack on an embassy.
The High Commission handed over video evidence to London police on the attack. A London court began the trial on Oct 16.
Shahin had pleaded not guilty, but was convicted and fined by the London Magistrates Court, according to the statement.
The verdict in the case against UK BNP President MA Malik at the Hendon Magistrates Court is due on Nov 8.