In this issue, I’m caught between my allegiance to my senior friend, the previous Municipal Commissioner, and my duty to investigate the case. The conflict between my own interests and my public duty is the source of my second ethical dilemma. If I proceed slowly, I may reap personal gains, whereas carrying out my responsibilities honestly may land me in personal difficulties.
The following are the various options available in this case:
1: Take it slow and keep it quiet about the situation.
If the investigation proceeds slowly, the accident will quickly vanish from public memory. It can then be closed without bringing any officers or builders into disrepute. This will gratify the Municipal Corporation officers as well as the builder. I may also receive a monetary reward for assisting them.
2: Take a leave of absence or seek a transfer.
I can request a transfer from the charge or go on leave for personal or medical reasons. This will save me the hassle of having to engage in illicit activity.
3: Make a thorough investigation
I need to undertake a thorough investigation into the issue and bring all of the department’s and the builder’s perpetrators to justice.
The third option is the best alternative in this circumstance. This action is consistent with the tasks and obligations that have been allocated to me as a Municipal Commissioner. The unfortunate individuals who lost their lives will be compensated, and future tragedies of this nature can be avoided. I’ll proceed with caution in order to avoid anyone bringing a POSH case against me. If such a claim is made, I will face an investigation and expose the plot to defame me.