When Guru Hargobind Ji was setting up his camp, learning of the Guru's presence and intentions Bhagvan Das arrived at the Gurus camp to voice his objection and challenged Guru Hargobind asking him to vacate the site. Bhagwan Das stressing his right of ownership to the land hired some ruffians who forcibly attempted to dislodge the sikhs, who were already busy raising the new township.