Without court permission, no passport will br issued if charges are pending.
Forget about criminal cases, if you have recd summons as a witness passport will be refused unless permitted by court. Read this:
(g) that a warrant or summons for the appearance, or a warrant for the arrest, of the applicant has been issued by a court under any law for the time being in force or that an order prohibiting the departure from India of the applicant has been made by any such court;
MERA BHARAT MAHAN. That is why no body goes to report even a traffivc accident.