It has come to light that Paresh Barua got the porter's job with the railways in 1978 in Tinsukia division in eastern Assam under sports (football) quota. He left office when he formed ULFA in April 1979.
"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 Sanjoy Mookerjee, deputy railway manager of the Tinsukia division,
However, the official said that it could not confirmed whether the name registered under the employee list is actually the ULFA chief as they had no photo of the employee in their record.
Barua who figures in the India's most wanted list, faces a maximum penalty of death sentence against him in Assam. The interpol has also issued red corner notices against him.
He is now reported to be taking shelter in China.