Srinagar: Former IAS officer Shah Faesal was detained by authorities at the Delhi Airport on Wednesday and sent back to Kashmir, officials said.

Faesal was again detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA) on his arrival in Srinagar, they said.

He was bound for Istanbul, the officials added.

IAS officer from Jammu and Kashmir Shah Faesal, who has been in the limelight since topping the civil services exam in 2010, had resigned on January 9, protesting against the "unabated" killings in Kashmir and a "lack of sincere reach out" from the Union government

In a brief statement on Facebook, the 35-year-old said his resignation was also to protest "the marginalisation and invisiblisation of around 200 million Indian Muslims at the hands of Hindutva forces reducing them to second-class citizens; insidious attacks on the special identity of the state and growing culture of intolerance and hate in mainland India in the name of hyper-nationalism".

Faesal recently returned from foreign training and was awaiting posting. He said he had decided to resign from Indian Administrative Service "to protest against the unabated killings in Kashmir, and lack of any sincere reach out from the Union government".

Following this, the Jammu and Kashmir BJP on January 11 termed former IAS officer Shah Faesal's remarks at his press conference earlier in the day a "bundle of lies" and motivated.

"The press conference of Faesal is a bundle of lies. His statement is not only false but motivated to create a wedge in the peacefully living society," state BJP chief spokesperson Sunil Sethi said.