(or Paresh Barua
) is a rebel leader, born in 1957 at Jeraichakali Bhariagaon, Assam
. He is commander-in-chief of the militant group ULFA
He worked in railway from 1978 to 1982, and for Oil India Limited at Duliajan
for some time. In 1989 he came in contact with Nagaland Rebels
and Kachin rebels
based in Myanmar, who provided strategic training to his group.
Before joining ULFA, Paresh was a soccer player, who played for Dibrugarh district, and for the Dibrugarh University. Eventually he becoming the most dependable full-back of the Dibrugarh Railway team. Today he is the leader of the armed wing of ULFA.
Paresh Barua lived in Bangladesh
since 1990s till 2009 using alias Kamruj Zaman Khan.
Around 2008, he was in constant communications with Assamese
author Indira Goswami
who was acting as a mediator in a proposed peace talk between ULFA and Government of India.However, the talks did not materialise because of the alleged insistence of Baruah on the question of sovereignty of Assam.
The peace talks resumed by the second half of 2010 when the majority of the ULFA leadership, including the outfits Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa were caught by the Bangladeh security forces and handed over them to India. However, Paresh Baruah managed to escape and presently, he is said to be living in Yunan, a border district of China near Myanmar. Baruah has since been taking a hard stance on the issue of peace talks and rules out any negotiations with Government of India... Read More