The sectors which saw maximum selling pressure were banking index (bankex), capital goods and oil and gas sectors.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 21,191.27 points, was trading at 21,136.37 points in the pre-noon session, down 118.89 points or 0.56 percent from previous day’s close at 21,255.26 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 21,200.51 points and a low of 21,110.62 points during the trade so far.
The S&P BSE bankex dipped 140.54 points, capital goods index dropped 121.06 points and oil and gas index slipped 105.81 points.
The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also was trading down by 33.85 points or 0.53 percent at 6,299 points.