LAHORE - Over 8,000 low-scale officials of the City police and the Elite Force have not yet received their salaries for June owing to the monopoly of some 'black sheep accountants in Punjab Police Finance Department, The Nation has learnt. The Punjab Police Finance Department has not released the salary of the previous month to 8,000 low-scale personnel of the City police and the Elite Force. The non-payment of salaries to hundreds of Qabzul Wasool (victims) officers was creating nuisance for their families that were now forced to ask them to leave such a force which did not pay salaries right on time, sources said. Insiders said that some accountants were allegedly victimising about 8,000 assistant sub-inspectors (ASIs), head constables (HCs), constables and 700 Elite Force officials for the last couple of years. These accountants often used delaying tactics when a cop asked them for his/her salary in the start of a new month, police sources said. In fact the said accountants used to purchase prize bonds from the salaries of police officers and after seeking benefits of these bonds, released the salaries in the mid of every month, said reliable sources. They said that Qilla Gujar Singh Police Lines reserved lines (RL) Inspector Nazeer Bajwa, earlier inducted as constable, was patronising the 'accused accountants. He has never been transferred since his appointment. He is all powerful. Even SP Headquarters is often appointed on his (Nazeer) consent, the sources added. Nazeer is leading a strong lobby of accountants, but none of the bigwigs of Police Department dare (to) resolve this issue as they were receiving their 'share of the business, a victim constable requesting not to be named alleged. Two Elite Force officials seeking anonymity said that accountants argued that Qabzul Wasool officers data was being computerised and this was told to be the chief reason behind the delay in payment of salaries. They, however, said that the salaries of senior police officials were being released without any delay. I always offer them (accountants) gratification of Rs 300-500 for early payment of my salary, one of the Qabzul Wasool officers maintained. Inspector Nazeer Bajwa was not available for his comments, when this scribe tried to contact him. DIG Punjab Police Finance Department Rana Mohammad Aslam was also out, when phoned.