The Punjab and Haryana HC had taken suo motu cognisance of reports of arms training inside Satlok Ashram and on December 4, 2014 issued a notice to the Haryana government. Advocate Anupam Gupta, who was amicus curiae in the Rampal case, had produced the army advisory.
Justice M Jeyapaul had observed monitoring Dera activities were much needed to avoid any flare-up. “Casualty will be more in dimension compared to the one we had faced while executing warrant of arrest as against contemnor Rampal,” the HC had observed. But giving clean chit to the Dera, the Haryana government had in 2015 told the court that an inquiry did not find any arms training or weapons. Haryana advocate general Baldev Raj Mahajan told TOI the Army advisory was an old one. “The previous government had found nothing in the Dera.”