New Delhi: Deeply hurt by the rampant corruption in sports, India’s World Cup winning skipper Kapil Dev has written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to take "concrete" action on reports of corruption in Commonwealth Games and had demanded more stern Lok Pall Bill.

"I was really pained to see one scam after another come out during the Commonwealth Games in India. Committees after committees were set-up, yet till date no concrete action has been taken on reports," Dev, the captain of the 1983 World Cup winning cricket team, said.

Several eminent citizens, including Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde, Arvind Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan and Shanti Bhushan, have drafted a Jan Lokpal Bill which they claim to be a stronger law as compared to Lokpal Bill floated by the Government.

Hazare, who is supporting the bill, has called for a joint committee consisting of citizens and ministers be constituted to deliberated and finalise the bill which could be placed before the Parliament.

"Why can't we have a strong and independent Lokpal to look into these scams? I consider you as the cleanest politician in recent history and I urge you to give the Jan Lokpal bill to this country."
Kapil said under existing anti-corruption laws there was little possibility of guilty being penalised.

"I have gone through the latest version of the Jan Lokpal Bill which has been drafted by some of the best legal, judicial, investigative and administrative brains in the country. This Bill seeks to ensure swiftness and certainty of the punishment to the corrupt. If this Bill were enacted, I am confident that it would instill fear in the minds of the corrupt," the former captain of Indian cricket team wrote.

(Agencies)