Rubber cheque: UPFA PS member faces arrest

A UPFA Horowpatana Pradeshiya Sabha member faces arrest over issuing a bad cheque for Rs. 350,000 to a businessman from Kandy.

The Horowpatana police have commenced an investigation to arrest the schoolteacher turned politician, who had taken a contract to build a distributor canal from a tank in the region with a backhoe hired from the Kandyan businessman. After failing to pay the businessman the hire charge of Rs. 350,000 for his machine, for several months, the politician had finally issued him a cheque for the outstanding sum.

The businessman presented the cheque for encashment only to be informed by the bank that the drawer had stopped payment. An irate businessman lodged a complaint with the Horowpatana police.

Although the police summoned the politician to make a statement he had failed to do so and the police have decided to arrest him.

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