Selling pressure was seen in the banking index (bankex) and the IT and capital goods sectors.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 21,236.65 points, was trading at 21,135.68 points in the pre-noon session, down 129.50 points or 0.61 percent from the previous day’s close at 21,265.18 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 21,270.11 points and a low of 21,131.66 points during the trade so far.
The S&P BSE bankex slumped 126.25 points, IT index dropped by 185.46 points and capital goods index went down by 48.33 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 31.40 points or 0.50 percent down at 6,287.50 points.