Water level

MADURAI: The water level in the Periyar dam stood at 117.70 feet (full level 136 feet) with an inflow of 746 cusecs and a discharge of 950 cusecs.

The level in the Vaigai dam was 55.58 feet (full level 71 feet) with an inflow of 742 cusecs and a discharge of 41 cusecs.

The combined Periyar credit stood at 4499 mcft. The rainfall recorded in various places (in mm) is: Sothuparai dam - 21, Kallandiri - 17, Vaigai dam - 16, Manjalar dam - 16, Tekkadi - 5, Peranai - 4.2, Periyar dam - 4, Gudalur and Melur - 2 mm each.

Two constables suspended

Two constables attached to the Thilagar Thidal police station were suspended for letting two suspects escape from the police station on October 6. According to police sources, a former MP and a MLA were among a few functionaries of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) who were taken into custody on charges of distributing money to voters. They were brought to the police station where they gave a slip to the escorting police personnel.The Commissioner of Police, M. Chidambarasamy, ordered the suspension of the constables, Athimoolam and Selvaraj, sources added.

Staff Reporter