A signs his own name on a bill of exchange intending that it may be believed that the bill was drawn by another person of the same name.
A has committed forgery under Sec. 463. Forgery is making any false document with intent to deceive any person.
- A has made a false document by signing the bill of exchange in such a way as to appear as if it is signed by another person of his own name.
- Such signing of the document is with the intention to commit fraud.
The Section expressly says that a man’s signature of his own name may amount to forgery.
Thus though A has signed his own name in the Bill of Exchange, it is forgery because he has signed it in such a way as to make it appear as the signature of another person of the same name. A has committed the offence of forgery.