An alleged operative of terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Tayeeba on Sunday escaped from police custody but was caught after a two-hour long chase in Secunderabad, the police said.
Nayeem alias Sameer was brought here on June 7 from Mumbai on a transit warrant in connection with the May 18 Mecca Masjid bomb blast and a fake passport case. He was in judicial remand.
Sameer, who was kept in Mahankali police station for interrogation in the explosion case gave policemen a slip by jumping over a wall in the morning. Police chased him for two hours and finally caught him at Boiguda area.
Sameer was one of the four suspected LeT cadres apprehended by the Border Security Force near the Bangladesh border in April last while they were trying to sneak into West Bengal. Later, he was handed over to Mumbai Police for his alleged involvement in the July 11 train blasts.
During a narco-analysis test Sameer reportedly told Mumbai police that he had transported RDX to Hyderabad. He is also facing charges of trying to secure a fake passport from the city.