Bhopal, Jan 25 (Agencies): As many as eight places in Madhya Pradesh were raided by the CBI sleuths on Tuesday in connection with alleged irregularities committed by some railway officials in coal transportation causing a loss of Rs 40 lakh to the railways, sources said.

The raids were conducted at four places in Rewa, three places in Jabalpur and one place in Bhopal, they said.

Residences of two senior railway officials were raided in Bhopal and Jabalpur, they said. Besides, the raids were conducted at four places of a leading cement factory in Rewa, they said.

The railway officials allegedly favoured this Cement company in Rewa in coal transportation and inflicted a loss of Rs 40 lakh during the period 2007-2009.

The CBI sleuths, who acted on a tip off, seized documents related to the case, sources said.

A case has been registered against the accused in connection with the case under section 120 B and 420 of IPC and relevant sections of Prevention of Corruption Act, CBI official said.

West Central Railways Chief Public Relation Officer (CPRO) Piyush Mathur said that he has come to know that some files have been seized by the CBI from the offices in Jabalpur.