Lucknow, Nov 19: At a time, when the entire nation is queued up outside banks and ATMs to get their currency exchanged, UP minister Iqbal Mehmood is alleged to have got special treatment at a bank.
A video which surfaced on the internet shows the five-time MLA from Sambhal and his two sons arriving at a bank at around 7pm on Wednesday which was beyond working hours. The video shows him sitting in the bank Manager's cabin while his notes were being exchanged.
However, the minister claims that he stood in the long queue along with the common people before he went inside the bank.
The HDFC bank branch manager, Javed Khan, said that bank had run out of currency notes and that the exchange was suspended for few hopurs. At around 4.30pm the cash arrived and they resumed their work and continued till late night.
"As far as the minister is concerned, he came around 7pm and stayed here for 20 minutes. I don't think protocol was broken. They submitted valid identification cards following which the notes were exchanged the manager also said