A Pakistani court on Friday rejected a police request seeking custody of former president Pervez Musharraf and ordered them to produce him before it in connection with the murder of Ghazi Abdul Rasheed, commonly known as Lal Masjid case.

The magistrate told the police that remand can only be given in the presence of the suspect and ordered them to present the former military ruler before the court.

Gen. Musharraf, who had secured his release on Thursday following bail being granted in the Akbar Bugti murder case, found himself under arrest again on Thursday night on charges of murdering the ‘prayer leader’ of Lal Masjid, Abdul Rasheed during the infamous 2007 operation.