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Police accepting the blame

Submitted by rickeyre on April 18, 2006 - 2:19pm

It looks like the conflict between the Chittagong police and the Bangladesh sports writers may be heading to a speedy and favourable solution.

Reuters are quoting the inspector-general of Bangladesh police as saying that one police officer involved in the fracas at Divisional Stadium on Sunday has been recalled to Dhaka to face an inquiry, while another officer has been suspended.

According to Reuters, the police force regrets the incident and is offering to pay compensation for medical expenses and damaged tools of trade incurred by the journalists.

The Bangladesh Sports Writers Association is yet to declare its response. About three hundred media people protested in the streets of Dhaka today.

Anurup Titu, a reporter from the Daily Purbokon, is said to remain unconscious in hospital as the result of serious head injuries incurred during Sunday's altercation with police.

Oh, and there was a game of cricket on today, in between the rain. Australia is 151 for 2 at stumps on Day Two in reply to Bangladesh's first innings of 197, and Ricky Ponting has been fined 25 per cent of the mythical "match fee" for a Level One breach of the ICC Code of Conduct on Sunday.