Kasab seeks legal help from Pak High Commission

December 13th, 2008 - 11:16 pm ICT by ANI  

Mumbai, Dec. 13 (ANI): Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone Pakistani gunman arrested in connection with the November 26 to 29 Mumbai terror attacks forwarded a written appeal to the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi on Saturday, seeking legal help.
Confirming the news, Mumbai’’s Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Rakesh Maria said: “The letter has been forwarded by the Mumbai Police to the External Affairs and the Union Home Ministries for necessary action.
Maria said Kasab has also asked the Pakistan High Commission to take custody of the body of fellow terrorist Ismail Khan who was killed in an encounter in South Mumbai on November 26.
Kasab is the only terrorist captured alive by police during the operation while nine other terrorists involved in the terror attack at Taj, Oberoi-Trident Hotels and Nariman House besides Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Cama Hospital were killed.
He is presently in police custody till December 24.
The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi , however, has denied receiving any letter from Kasab.
“We have not received any letter,” a Pakistan High Commission spokesman said.
On Friday, in an interview with to a leading Media house of Pakistan , Amir Kasab, a man from Pakistan ‘’s Faridkot area had confirmed that Ajmal Kasab was his son.
“I was in denial for the first couple of days, saying to myself it could not have been my son… Now I have accepted it. This is the truth. I have seen the picture in the newspaper. This is my son Ajmal,” Amir said in his first interview to the media since his son’’s arrest.(ANI)

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