A British national, who was an undertrial prisoner in a fake passport case in Hyderabad and Delhi, escaped from police custody at the Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station in New Delhi on Wednesday night, when he was being brought to Hyderabad.
The accused has been identified as Mohammed Ali Ege, a resident of Aghapura in Hyderabad.
Ali Ege was also wanted in a murder case in the United Kingdom, that happened seven years ago.
According to Deccan Chronicle, Ali was arrested and was brought to Hyderabad on a transit warrant by the Telangana CID. He was lodged in the Cherlapally prison.
To be produced before the Patiala court in New Delhi for a hearing, he was taken to the capital on Wednesday.
"After the court proceedings, the accused was being brought back to Hyderabad by a train. The escort team reached the Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station to board a train to Hyderabad and were waiting at the Government Railway Police room. The accused requested the police to allow him to go to the washroom, and he escaped from there by removing the window grills of the washroom," Commandant of SAR City Police Lines Mahendra Kumar Rathod told The New Indian Express.
In 2010, Ali fled to Hyderabad after his alleged involvement in a murder in the UK and obtained a fake passport.
Times of India reported that he made three Voter ID cards, driving licence and a PAN card with various names of Abdul Mallik, Abdul Jabbar and Mohammed Abdul Kareem.
Ali Ege's brother, Nassor Ali, who is also a British national and allegedly had a fake passport, helped Ali make these documents.
Soon after the murder, UK police issued a Red Corner Notice (RCN) for him.
In October 2011, the Crime Investigation Department officials arrested him from his residence.
"A case (612011) was registered against the brothers under several sections of the IPC and Section 14 of the Foreigners Act. Currently, the trial is on and the two were lodged at the Cherlapally prison," Telangana CID chief Govind Singh told TOI.
On Wednesday, when Ali did not come out of the washroom for a long time, the escort team waiting outside broke the door, only to find that he escaped. A complaint has reportedly been lodged with the Government Railway Police, and the escort police informed their seniors in Hyderabad on Thursday.