A police officer who issued a charge sheet to a Deputy Minister on the Southern Expressway on May 20 was reported to have been assaulted by a group of men at the 20 acre area in Bombuwala near the Dodangoda entry point last night while he was driving to work.
The police officer was attached to the Kottawa Expressway police unit and was on his way for duty in his car when the incident occurred.
Police said his car had been blocked by a group of men who arrived in a cab and assaulted him after dragging him out of the car. His car was also set on fire by them.
The police officer was admitted to the Nagoda Hospital.(Sunil Katriarachchi)