Paresh Baruah is the leader of United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA)'s anti-talks faction. He is a wanted man in India as he is alleged to have committed a number of grave offences including kidnapping, attack on security personannel and extortion. The Interpol has issued a red corner notice against him. As of 2015, Paresh Baruah has been shuttling between Taga in Myanmar and Yunnan in west China.
In September 2015, Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi has said that State government will consider request of Paresh Baruah if he wants to see his ailing mother in Dibrugarh district the State. The announcement was taken seriously by the Ministry of Home Affairs at the Centre. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said that though the Assam Chief Minister may have made the offer on humanitarian grounds, Paresh Baruah is a wanted man and that Gogoi was publicly supporting a terrorist.