Special CBI judge Bharat Parashar fixed the matter for consideration of charge sheet after the agency filed various documents related to the case in the court.

"Set of relevant documents has been submitted. Arguments heard. Put up on January 9, 2015 for consideration," the judge said.

The court was hearing the matter in which CBI had filed a charge sheet against Koda, Basu, Gupta, two serving public servants, Basant Kumar Bhattacharya and Bipin Bihari Singh, director of Kolkata-based accused company Vini Iron Steel and Udyog Ltd, Vaibhav Tulsyan, and Vijay Joshi as accused.

All the accused have been named in the charge sheet for the offences punishable under Sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 420 (cheating) of the IPC and under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The case pertains to allocation of coal blocks to Vini Iron and Steel Udyog Ltd in Jharkhand's Rajhara town in which its directors and unknown public servants of Coal Ministry, Jharkhand government and others were made accused in the FIR lodged by the CBI in September 2012.

During the hearing on Monday, CBI also filed set of relevant document in a case in which it had named in its charge sheet Nagpur-based Grace Industries Ltd and one of its directors Mukesh Gupta as accused for the offence under section 420 (cheating) of IPC in connection with a separate coal scam case.

The court has now fixed January 7 for considering CBI's charge sheet in the matter.

In its FIR lodged in the case, the CBI had alleged that Grace Industries Ltd had bagged the Lohara East coal block in Maharashtra in 2008 by allegedly misrepresenting their net worth.

It, however, had not chargesheeted one of its other directors, Seema Gupta, who was named as accused in the FIR.

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