The Indian equity benchmarks gained for second straight session on Tuesday led by gains in Reliance Industries, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Bajaj Finance, ITC, Tata Steel and Asian Paints. After staging a gap up opening, the benchmarks, traded in a range bound manner in the first half of the session. However, steady buying interest in auto and metal shares lifted the benchmarks to close at intraday highs in the latter part. The Sensex rose as much as 531 points to hit an intraday high of 61,497.71 and Nifty 50 index touched an intraday high of 18,310.

The Sensex advanced 383 points to settle at 61,350 and the Nifty 50 index advanced 142 points to settle at 18,268.

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