ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court has rejected bail for ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf in a case connected to the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007.
The development is the latest legal problem for Musharraf, who is now under house arrest in connection with a separate case.
Musharraf blamed the Pakistani Taliban for Bhutto's slaying, but government investigators later said there was evidence of his involvement.
A U.N. report faulted Musharraf's government for failing to provide Bhutto with adequate security.
Musharraf has denied the allegations.
Government prosecutor Zulfikar Chaudhry said on Wednesday that the Islamabad High Court rejected Musharraf's bail after his lawyer failed to appear to argue for an extension in the Bhutto case.
Chaudhry says Musharraf could now be arrested and tried in connection with the case.