An ultra was injured in an encounter between the security personnel and a group headed by Fogra Munda at Rajabasa within the limits of Shyamsunderpur police station of Ghatsila sub-division, the police said.
The security personnel were on combing operation when the ultra opened fire at them, said the police. The security personnel retaliated the firing forcing the ultras to retreat, added the police.
According to the police, in course of the search operation following the encounter a 303 rifle used by the ultra was recovered.
Fogra was a hard-core Maoist, but recently broke away and formed his own group, which was operating in the sub-division of East Singhbhum district.