SHANGHAI: The Shanghai municipal government confirmed Monday that local transport supervisors entrapped a van driver while investigating illegal cab operations.
The Pudong New Area government will end the case according to law and make an open apology to the public, according to the Shanghai municipal government.
The case involved a 19-year-old driver named Sun Zhongjie, who was seized allegedly conducting "illegal cab operation" by the urban management authorities in Pudong on Oct. 14, after he picked up a pedestrian who asked for a lift.
Sun said he was ensnared by the urban management staff who were in charge of investigating unlicensed cabs, or "black cab".
Sun cut off a piece of the little finger of his left hand to prove his innocence.