Retired IPS officer D G Vanzara is likely to be released from Sabarmati Central Jail, Ahmedabad this Wednesday.
Although a special CBI court had granted him regular bail on February 5 in Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, the procedures of releasing from the jails from both Ahmedabad and Mumbai got delayed as he had not furnished bail bonds.
Sources close to Vanzara said that the formality of furnishing bail bonds in Mumbai court was completed on Monday while on Tuesday similar formalities will be done at Sabarmati Central Jail, Ahmedabad where he is lodged.
Sources in the Vanzara family told The Indian Express that the retired IPS officer would walk out of Sabarmati Central Jail by noon on Wednesday and fly to Mumbai the same evening after meeting relatives and friends.
His bail condition requires him to be restricted to Mumbai.
Vanzara who is behind the bars since April 2007 was granted bail by a Mumbai court in Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case last year but he remained in jail in Ahmedabad in connection with Ishrat Jahan case.
When the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case was shifted to Mumbai for trial by the order of Supreme Court all the accused, including Vanzara, were shifted to Taloja jail.
In 2013 when CBI arrested Vanzara in Ishrat Jahan case he was brought back to Ahmedabad and since then he is confined at Sabarmati jail.
According to top police sources, the Maharashtra government will continue the Z category security cover to Vanzara which was provided by Gujarat government.
Highly placed sources said that security is not going to delay his release as Maharashtra government will provide him security the moment he reaches Mumbai.
Vanzara faces more threat in Mumbai given the fact that some of the fake encounter victims had links in Mumbai.