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The Fair Trade Commission on Friday filed a criminal complaint against four major contractors for their alleged involvement in bid-rigging over contracts related to a Tokyo-Osaka maglev train link.

The anti-monopoly body lodged the complaint with the prosecutor general, suspecting Obayashi Corp., Kajima Corp., Shimizu Corp. and Taisei Corp. violated antitrust regulations. Prosecutors indicted the four companies, as well as two executives from Kashima and Taisei, later in the day.

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