Manhas went missing after the Maoists attacked security forces between Jonaguda and Tekalguda villages along the border of Sukma and Bijapur districts in Chhattisgarh on Saturday.
Later, the Maoists released the picture of the missing CRPF jawan who is associated with the 210th CoBRA battalion.
The CoBRA commando's wife had also appealed to the Government to ensure her husband's safe release.
The relatives of Manhas and others had staged a protest and blocked the Jammu-Poonch highway on Wednesday
At least 22 security personnel were killed, 32 injured and one jawan was reportedly missing in a four-hour-long encounter with Maoist that took place on Saturday afternoon in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district.
On Friday night, separate joint teams of security forces, with over 2,000 personnel, launched a major operation from Bijapur and Sukma districts in the South Bastar forests, considered a Maoist stronghold. At around 12 noon, the Maoists laid an ambush, leading to an encounter that lasted for three hours.
Personnel belonging to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), its elite unit CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action), the District Reserve Guard (DRG) and the Special Task Force (STF) were involved in the operation launched from five places - Tarrem, Usoor and Pamed (in Bijapur), and Minpa and Narsapuram (in Sukma).