Addressing the chief ministers' conference, Modi said, "Our policy decisions and laws to deal with such issues should have enough teeth. The biggest issue concerning internal security, to my mind, is lack of adequate legal provisions to support our efforts."
His statement came in the backdrop of the government's refusal to give its nod to the controversial Gujarat Control of Organised Crime Bill passed by the state assembly.
"It is important that not only are we strong but are also perceived to be strong by subversive elements within and outside India," he said.
He said that the National Investigation Agency Act had powers of taking over investigation in FICN (Fake Indian Currency Note) offences and there was no need for asking the state governments to give general consent CBI probe into such crimes.
"Did the government try to look at the track record of CBI in investigating offences which it is seized with?" he said.
He said his government was committed to building a mechanism to ensure that all criminal cases in the state were disposed off within 12 months.