A Supreme Court lawyer yesterday served a legal notice on the government, asking it to verify through forensic tests the authenticity of an alleged conversation between the college student found dead in a Gulshan flat and Bashundhara Group Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir.
In the notice, the SC lawyer, Yeadia Zaman, also sought legal action against Sobhan if the tests found the conversation to be authentic.
Yeadia made the home secretary the respondent. The notice was sent to him by post.
The 21-year-old woman was found dead in the flat on April 26. Later her sister filed a case with Gulshan Police Station accusing Anvir of instigating the victim to die by suicide.
In the conversations, which have gone viral after the incident, Anvir is allegedly heard verbally abusing the victim. Such language is disrespectful for any female, the lawyer mentioned in the notice.
The lawyer also mentioned in the notice that police already have the conversation in their possession.
Talking to The Daily Star, the SC lawyer said she would wait for the home secretary to take appropriate action. If she does not get a response from the secretary soon, she said she would serve another notice asking the government about the progress in the matter, she said.
"I will take appropriate legal steps if the home secretary does not act in line with the legal notice," she added.