The Privy Council in Raja Venkata Subhadrayamma Guru v. Sree Pusapathi Venkapathi Raju[vi] decided that the court can only refuse the application of such agreements if the court sees that it is not made with a Bonafide object or that the reward appears to be blackmail and that Champerty and alimony in India are not illegal. In Veerayya v. Sobhanandri[vii], a person who entered into an agreement to withdraw the 1860 charge from the Indian Penal Code against the accused. It was found that, since the infringement was cumulative, authorisation from the General Court is required and that, as a result, the agreement was annulled. . . .