Special Judge Bharat Parashar framed charges against former coal secretary H.C. Gupta, Koda, Jharkhand's then chief secretary A.K. Basu and others.
The charges dealt with criminal conspiracy and cheating.
The court was hearing the case related to Jharkhand's Rajhara North coal block allocation to Vini Iron and Steel Udyog Ltd.
The Central Bureau of Investigation has alleged Gupta, Koda and the others conspired to favour VISUL in allocating the coal block.