While issuing the notices, NHRC has asked Defence Ministry to submit a report in the case within two weeks.

Two civilians were killed and two  others injured in Army firing on Monday in Budgam district of central Kashmir when they did not stop their vehicle at check points.

According to Army sources, security forces had an input about militants moving from Nowgam area of Srinagar to Pulwama district on the road passing through Chattergam area of Budgam district in a white private car.

"Three motor vehicle check points were established along the route to nab the militants. The car in which these youth were travelling did not stop at two check points when they were flagged down. They even broke through the third barrier at Chattergam leading to the security forces opening firing on them," Col Pandey said.

He said Army has ordered a Court of Inquiry into the incident to ascertain the facts.

"We regret the unnecessary loss of lives in the incident," he added.

Reacting over the issue, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had said that the incident could hamper the improving security situation in the valley.

The 44-year old National Conference (NC) leader said that the deaths of the youths has further spoiled the poll atmosphere, which is already suffering due to post flood reconstruction challenge, in the state.

"These deaths have served to vitiate the poll atmosphere already strained by the post flood reconstruction challenge that people face," he further said.

Army on Tuesday ordered an inquiry into the killing of two youths by its soldiers in a firing incident in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district.

"Army regrets the loss of lives and has ordered an inquiry into the circumstance leading to the incident. Anyone found guilty will be severely dealt with," a statement issued by the Army on Tuesday said.

Two youths identity as Faisal Yusuf Bhat and Mehrajuddin Dar were killed, while two others --Shaker Bhat and Zahid Naqash -- were injured on Monday evening when soldiers of 53 Rashtriya Rifles opened fire on the Maruti car they were travelling in at Chattergam village in Badgam district, 20 km from Srinagar.

The youths belonged to the Nowgam area of Srinagar district. The army said the driver of the car did not stop at a mobile vehicle check post (MVCP) after he was signalled to do so.

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