A man affiliated with the Indian Mujahideen (IM) was booked after he tried to escape from JJ Hospital, where he was brought for a check-up around 1.30pm on Tuesday.
Police officials said Anwar Abdul Gani Bagwan, 33, was arrested eight years ago by the Mumbai Crime Branch for his links to the terrorist group.
“The accused is currently serving his sentence at Taloja Jail. As he was suffering from a skin infection, he was brought to a skin specialist at JJ Hospital,” said an officer from the JJ Marg police station.
After being examined, Bagwan pushed the four constables escorting him to the police van, and tried to escape. “He ran for a kilometre before being nabbed by locals and handed over to the police,” added the officer. He was remanded in judicial custody