The Railways today sacked top ULFA leader Paresh Baruah, on the run from law for more than two decades, ending his 30-year association with the public sector behemoth.
The termination notice was put on the notice board of the railway station of Tinsukia, Baruah's home town, as no address was available for the 52-year-old fugitive, railway sources said.
According to railway sources, Barua, who was appointed as a Traffic Porter in 1978, had stopped reporting for duty since 1980 after which disbursement of his salary had been discontinued.
"Baruah is absent from duties for a very long period. His salary slip shows zero but he was still an employee according to the records," said the sources.
Baruah remained in the post of Traffic Porter even after joining the insurgent group later. He had got the railway job under the sports quota in the Tinsukia division in Assam.