India's most wanted terrorist still a railway employee

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    India's most wanted terrorist still a railway employee
    IANS 1 December 2009, 11:44am IST

    TINSUKIA (Assam): One of India's most wanted terrorists has played truant for close to three decades by not attending office, although he continues to be a Central government employee in Assam.

    Self-styled commander-in-chief of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Paresh Baruah is an employee of the Northeast Frontier Railways.

    He was 21 when he got a porter's job in 1978 under the sports quota (he was a footballer) at the Railways in the Tinsukia division in eastern Assam.

    "We joined together as a porter at a monthly salary of Rs 370. Paresh Baruah was sincere in his practice sessions (played football for the railways), but by January 1980 he simply vanished not to be seen again," Supriyo Choudhury, now promoted to a conductor in the railways, said.

    Baruah, now 52, formed the ULFA in April 1979 along with five others, including self-styled Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa.

    Both are now believed to be operating out of Bangladesh, although recent intelligence reports indicate that Baruah might have sneaked into China for shelter.

    But Baruah is still registered as an employee of the Railways despite three decades of absence from office.

    "The name Paresh Baruah is significant and he is absent from duties for a very long period. His salary slip shows zero, but he is still an employee according to the records," said deputy railway manager of the Tinsukia division, Sanjoy Mookerjee.

    "There is an enquiry on to find out if the Paresh Baruah who is in our rolls is the same Paresh Baruah (meaning ULFA leader). That time when he joined there were no photographs and so it is difficult to verify the records now."

    Hailing from Jeraigaon village in Tinsukia district, about 500 km east of Assam's main city of Guwahati, the elusive Baruah is described as a 'violent man' with red corner notices issued against him and the Interpol on the prowl. The maximum penalty he potentially faces is the death sentence, according to the Assam Police.

    India's most wanted terrorist still a railway employee - India - The Times of India
     
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    this is hilarious..

    Rlys asks Ulfa chief to join work or face sack

    Prabin Kalita, TNN 30 December 2009, 03:53am IST

    GUWAHATI: Are Paresh Baruah, Ulfa's military head and Paresh Baruah, a railway porter missing since 1980, the one and same person? Not sure, Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) officials say. But most in Assam think otherwise.

    Since last week, NFR has issued two notices asking its missing employee, Paresh Baruah, to report to authorities at Tinsukia station in upper Assam, an Ulfa stronghold. This followed after Paresh Baruah's name appeared on a freshly computerised employees' roll. The new records showed Baruah absent since January 1980, eight months after the birth of Ulfa.

    "No one has turned up to claim the job. Going by our departmental procedure for dealing with absconding employees, we issued the second notice notice on December 21, asking him to report within 15 days, failing which his job will be terminated," an NFR spokesman said. The first notice was issued on December 20. "Since there's no photograph of the employee, it's not possible to ascertain whether the two persons are same," a senior railway official said.

    "We came to know about one person by the same name (Paresh Baruah) after the media reported that he was our employee. Incidentally, the person who figures on our muster roll also has a similar name and is a deserter," a top NFR official said. On the other hand, Mission Baruah, the younger brother of the Ulfa commander-in-chief, said the militant leader once worked as a porter with NF Railway at Tinsukia station.

    Rlys asks Ulfa chief to join work or face sack - India - The Times of India
     

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