Special Judge Bharat Parashar took cognizance of the chargesheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) last month and issued summons to Koda and the others in case for February 18.

The other people summoned are former Jharkhand chief secretary Ashok Kumar Basu, Vini Iron and Steel director Vaibhav Tulsyan, Chartered Accountant Navin Kumar Tulsyan, two government officials - Basant Kumar Bhatacharya and Bipin Bihari Singh - and alleged middleman Vijay Joshi along with Kolkata-based Vini Iron and Steel Udyog Ltd (VISUL).

The CBI filed the chargesheet in December last year in the case against Koda and others on various charges like cheating and criminal conspiracy, under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

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