The Walasmulla Police have launched an investigation into an incident where a Beedi businessman was kidnapped and assaulted before forcefully taking Rs.1 million from him.
The business license of the businessman residing in Maraketiya, Rajapuragoda in Walasmulla expired on June 26. A team of excise officials including the OIC of the Tangalle Excise Unit had arrived at his house on September 18 and seized the Beedi leaves.
Excise officials had demanded Rs.1.4 million from the businessman not to take legal action in this regard.
They had taken the businessman away in a three-wheeler, beaten him up, and then had taken an amount of Rs.1 million by force.