A police station in-charge received bullet injuries in his hand on Monday during an encounter with Maoists in Jharkhand's Garhwa district of Jharkhand. 

Several rounds of firing took place between security forces and Maoists. “ A bullet pierced through his right hand”, said a senior police officer. 

The encounter took place at Dengura village, around 200 km from the Jharkhand capital Ranchi, at around 1 am on Monday, reports said. Injured cop is Ranka police station in-charge Shankar Prasad Kushwaha. 

He received bullet injuries in his hand during the gunfight with Jharkhand Jan Mukti Parishad (JJMP), a Maoist splinter group, Garhwa Superintendent of Police, Deepak Kumar Pandey confirmed. 

After primary treatment in Garhwa, Kushwaha was referred to Ranchi for better treatment and is admitted in the state capital hospital. “ His condition is stable”, said a medical officer.

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