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Dutt's release likely only tomorrow

August 21, 2007 17:34 IST

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Actor Sanjay Dutt [Images] is likely to be released on interim bail only on Wednesday as formalities and paper work may not be completed on Tuesday.

Sanjay has been lodged in the Yerawada Jail since August 1, after being  convicted for six years rigorous imprisonment under the Arms Act in the 1993 Mumbai Bomb Blasts  Case.

Souces said family members, including Sanjay's sister and Congress MP Priya  Dutt, were waiting for release orders from the Supreme Court. They will be submitting the papers to the TADA court in Mumbai either later Tuesday or Wednesday morning for the release orders.

''We need to see if the orders from the TADA Court will reach here before 1700 hrs, even so we have our procedures that take over an hour minimum, therefore his release today appears to be unlikely,'' said jail authorities said Tuesday.

The police resorted to a mild lathicharge to disperse crowds waiting to have a glimpse of the actor outside Yerawada Jail.