Signature misused

I am a professor , I got a relieving from my college on Apr 2018. But in the college they have used my signature for thesis records dated in the year of Aug 2019 and send the same documents to universities for approval. Without my knowledge the college has misused my signature. What action I should take against them? What are all the things I should do from my side? I greatly appreciate your advice.

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Section 465 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 provides punishment for the commission of the offence of forgery. In order to sustain a conviction under Section 465 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, first it has to be proved that forgery was committed under Section 463 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, implying that ingredients under Section 464 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 should also be satisfied


In the matter of: Md. Ibrahim & Ors V/s State of Bihar & Anr, (2009) 8 SCC 751, it was held that, a person is said to have made a ‘false document’, if:

  1. He made or executed a document claiming to be someone else or authorized by someone else; or,
  2. He altered or tampered a document; or,
  3. He obtained a document by practicing deception, or from a person not in control of his senses.

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