Twitter wants legal details of 28 blocked accounts

US-based micro-blogging site Twitter has requested India to share details of police cases registered in connection with 28 'inflammatory' pages. The site has argued that it can go ahead with deactivating pages only when the request carries legal details.

Terming it a "time buying strategy", an official said necessary details were being sent to Twitter and India has made it clear that the social networking site must withdraw the pages.

"Twitter's stand was also discussed at a meeting where the home ministry officials stressed India would explore all legal routes to deactivate identified pages that spread hatred using fictitious details," said an official.

Besides telecom minister Kapil Sibal, home secretary RK Singh and Intelligence Bureau chief Nehchal Sandhu were part of the deliberations.