Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Tuesday rejected the bail application of former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf in the Akbar Bugti murder case.

A two-member bench of the BHC comprising Justice Naeem Afghan and Justice Mustafa Mengal heard the petition.

The bench directed Musharraf to file another request in the anti-terrorism court (ATC).

Earlier on July 15, ATC Judge Muhammad Ismail Baloch had directed police to produce Musharraf for the hearing of the murder case of Baloch leader Akbar Bugti on July 30.

Police presented initial charge sheets against Musharraf to the ATC, saying the former ruler could not be presented due to security threats.

Judge Muhammad Ismail Baloch accepted the charge sheet but rejected concerns about security and ordered police crime branch department to produce the accused on next hearing.

Musharraf has refused to accept the charge of murder saying that Bugti was not killed by the army but died after a mysterious explosion in the cave where he was hiding.