A Rawalpindi court has released a suspected Chinese trafficker on bail after the alleged trafficked woman changed her statement in the court.
The Chinese man, Dong Jing Lee, was arrested last week from Islamabad airport after a woman Silvia Shamoon alleged that he was trafficking her to China.
The couple was off-loaded from a China-bound flight and was hand over to human trafficking cell.
However, as it unfolded on Wednesday, the couple had been married since December 2018.
19-year-old Silvia told Special Magistrate Rizwan Ahmed Sheikh that she wants to live with her 28-year-old husband and will travel between China and Pakistan occasionally.
Dong Lee’s counsel Syed Yasir Hussain said the marriage was registered in Sargodha and the record can be obtained from there.
A Chinese embassy official also added that the case against Mr. Lee was false.
Following this, the magistrate ordered his bail against a bail bond of Rs. 50,000. The bail was instantly paid, and his counsel also applied to dismiss the case.
In a statement to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Silvia had allegedly stated that she was being trafficked and that her father had sold her to Dong against Rs. 400,000.
Following her statement, a case was registered against Dong under human trafficking laws.