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ETHICS CASE STUDY: Is your friend right in his argument? If you were TC, would you let him go? Justify.

Topic: ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions

8) Your close friend, who is very poor, is caught by railway ticket checker (TC) while travelling ticketless. When asked to pay fine, he is arguing with TC that the government is going soft on affluent wilful defaulters whereas it’s harassing a common man like him who is poor and unemployed. He says that he doesn’t have any money and TC is free to hand him over to police.  TC takes him to railway police and then he is taken to court where he is punished with seven days of jail sentence.

Is your friend right in his argument? If you were TC, would you let him go? Justify. (200 Words)

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