A GROUP of police officers said they had boycotted a ceremony held by Police Commissioner Li Kwan-ha yesterday in protest against his ''insensitivity''. They said they were angered by his decision not to pay an immediate visit to two of their colleagues injured in Thursday's Cameron Road shootout. They accused Mr Li of insensitivity towards his officers, saying his visit yesterday afternoon to Queen Elizabeth Hospital was a ''hypocritical show''. ''He should have arrived at the scene immediately after the gun battle broke out,'' one angry colleague of wounded Sergeant Yeung Chi-fai said. ''Or at least he should have paid a visit to them on Thursday afternoon or the same night.'' Police management said Mr Li had considered visiting the injured officers on Thursday afternoon but was advised to wait until yesterday. A source close to the Commissioner said the police chief had been advised not to go to the hospital while ''doctors and nurses were busy running around trying to save lives''. Mr Li assigned his Deputy Commissioner (Management), Keith Lomas, to visit the injured policemen on Thursday. Sergeant Yeung, 32, who was shot in the face, was in critical condition last night. Constable Ma Chak-piu, 27, whose left leg was grazed by a bullet, was in fair condition. Two gangsters were shot dead in the gun battle, which followed a robbery at the Chase Manhattan Bank in which at least 20 shots were fired. Three officers from the Kowloon West Emergency Unit told the South China Morning Post they had refused to attend an informal commendation ceremony held by Mr Li yesterday afternoon at Tsim Sha Tsui police station, to show their disappointment and anger. Mr Li's ''insensitivity'' would damage morale, one of them said. They claimed up to 40 officers had supported the boycott. But a senior officer who was present at the commendation gathering denied there was such a boycott. ''Everybody who was supposed to be there at the ceremony was there. Every one of us respects the Commissioner. There was no such boycott,'' he said. Colleagues of the injured pair from the Kowloon West Emergency Unit had been waiting outside the intensive care unit throughout the night. ''We rushed to the hospital immediately after we came off-duty Thursday afternoon. We were all eager to find out the latest news on Sergeant Yeung,'' another officer said. He said some colleagues had wept when they heard of Sergeant Yeung's serious injury. Mr Li arrived at Queen Elizabeth Hospital shortly after 2.30 pm yesterday and stayed for about 30 minutes.