LAHORE - Following the directives from Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Moha-mmad Aslam Tareen, all the 77 Station House Officers (SHOs) in the provincial metropolis got installed CCTV cameras on the premises of their respective police stations. However, they are still waiting to get reimbursed the money, paid for these cameras, from the CCPO office, The Nation has learnt reliably. According to the orders issued by the CCPO soon after he had assumed the office some three months back, the SHOs were directed to install CCTV cameras on the premises of their respective police stations in view of the intermittent terrorists and suicide attacks. Complying with the directives, all the SHO got installed two to four cameras at their respective police stations out of their own pockets. A set of two cameras costs Rs52,000 each; so bearing in mind this price, every SHO paid Rs52,000, if not Rs10,4000 for four cameras, from their own pockets, hoping they will get the money back from the CCPO office. But alas, their hope proved a pipe dream as they could not receive the money back from the CCPO office so far, some of the SHOs disclosed, requesting not to be named. According to an SHO of the Model Town Division, who wished not to be named, the CCPO had launched a new project of installing CCTV cameras and had to pay for it but the bill was yet to be paid. I purchased two cameras from my own salary but now I have been transferred from that police station so I cannot claim the money back, he said. Moreover, another SHO confessed to have been forced two victims to [contribute] for the cameras as it was a national cause. Such people who contribute for such purposes usually demand illegal favours in return and we have to reciprocate because of shame, he added. A senior police official, not less than SP rank, also told that the CCPO had issued orders for installation of CCTV cameras soon after the 'spy agencies warned of the possible terror attacks on police stations. Every time our requests for reimbursement of the money have met volley of objections of various kinds from CCPO just to prolong the matter, he pointed out. He said that whenever someone from SHOs or SPs approached the CCPO office to have their money back, he/they always lamented his move because of the harsh and rude behaviour over there. They will, for sure, opt for corruption, misuse of powers, and bribe if they are mislead by the top cop, he maintained. As per preventive security plan, the SHOs of police stations, located in the centre of populated area were directed to install two cameras while those of the PS situation along roads were directed to install three to four cameras at their respective police stations. CCPO Mohammad Aslam Tareen, when was contacted, denied the claims about non-payment of the money to the SHOs. He said that most of the SHOs had been reimbursed their money. However, a few who have not yet received their money, should contact the CCPO office to get their money back, the CCPO asked.