rest api cannot parse ampersand properly

Hi

I have an issue while updating an attribute of a CI through rest api when I am trying to update using the below call:

PUT https://ucmdb-dev.test.cg.com:8443/rest-api/dataModel/ci/4a6970f159bccec78ac4431d2e38c2b9
{
"properties": {"colr_business_application":"COLLECT & GO ELOGISTICS DC OPERATIONS WMS_SOL"}
}

Instead of COLLECT & GO ELOGISTICS DC OPERATIONS WMS_SOL, the attribute value in UCMDB is getting updated as COLLECT & GO ELOGISTICS DC OPERATIONS WMS_SOL

Any thoughts?!

 

Thank you,
Kartik