Kesar Singh Chhibbar writes of how the ‘Akal Purkhia’ (meaning Akali Nihangs of Tat Khalsa at Akal Bunga), the Bandai Khalsa, Chobandieh and Jit Malee who vied with each other to control Durbar Sahib, Amritsar in the early 1700’s.
Bhai Kesar Singh writes: Sikhs also became of four types. One Akal Purkhieh, second Bandai. Third Jit Malieh, fourth Chobandieh.’ ‘Bansavalinama Dasan Patshahian Ka’, edited by Piara Singh Padam, Pa.216. Kesar Singh continues to state how it was the Akal Purkhia Sikhs who became dominant and the other three melted away.