Police: Mumbai gunman asks Pakistan for legal help

Indian police said that the surviving gunman in last month's deadly attack on Mumbai has written to Pakistani officials to ask for legal help. Rakesh Maria, Mumbai's chief investigator, said Mohammed Ajmal Kasab wrote a letter to the Pakistani consulate on Thursday to request "legal aid." Maria said Kasab also asked to meet with a representative from the consulate. Maria said Saturday that the letter was forwarded to India's government to relay to Pakistani officials, but it was unclear whether it had been delivered. A number of Indian lawyers have refused to defend Kasab in his criminal case amid outrage over the attacks that killed 164 people in the country's financial capital.