The market breadth continued to be pathetic as more than six shares declined for every share advancing on the Bombay Stock Exchange.
The market has ended at fresh 20-month low. The Sensex closed down 417.80 points or 1.7 percent at 24062.04 and the Nifty ended 125.80 points or 1.7 percent at 7309.30. About 543 shares have advanced, 2071 shares declined, and 138 shares are unchanged.
Bajaj Auto, Sun Pharma, Hero MotoCorp and Wipro were losers in the Sensex. Hindalco, Adani Ports, SBI, Tata Motors and Reliance were top gainers.