S16 Ep4: Powerless: Crackdown on Katiya

Aired: 11/3/2014 | 0:05:32 | Clip
In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Powerless, Ritu Maheshwari, the newly appointed head of the Kanpur, India power company, takes a tough stance against electricity thieves. This leads to a police crackdown as they sweep the city looking for “katiya,” which are jerry-rigged electrical connections, even though many who’ve used them are in desperate situations.