The police who claimed to have succeeded in containing the naxal problem somehow failed to put an end to the Prajaprathighatana group. The police have been hunting for its leader Gampala Raghupathi (47) alias Mohannana alias Damodar who remains elusive for over two decades.

He is presently the state committee secretary of the group. Though the Prajaprathighatana group was reportedly wiped out, he still moves with the only squad that remains intact with half a dozen members. He carries an AK-47 weapon.

Mohannana belongs to Dharamaraopet village in Mulug Ghanpur mandal of the district and has been underground since 1992 and holds sway over Khammam and Warangal districts. He reportedly escaped in over 20 exchanges of fire. He has good courier network both in Khammam and Warangal districts and is known as master extortionist. More than 100 cases were registered against him in the two districts, mostly cases of extortion.