Shah has been on the run for the last three days, attempting to evade arrest till Monday, when his lawyers will probably move an anticipatory bail application before the Gujarat High Court.
The arrest will happen sooner, after a period in CBI custody, the investigating agency plans to move the court with a request that a person who had himself been the jail, home and law minister should be imprisoned outside the state so that he is not able to influence the case.
However, the CBI is reported to have taken the Best Bakery line to get the case transfered outside Gujarat.
With the Supreme Court monitoring the case, they may just happen, as there is already the precedent of the Best Bakery and Bilkis Bano cases of 2002 riots which got moved to Mumbai.
If this happens, this would be further blow to the legal prospects of Shah who could be in for a long period of rather uncomfortable incarceration.