Insurance exec who shot and killed dog on golf course released on bail

By John McPhaul

Salil A. Zaveri, who was arrested on Saturday afternoon at the golf course of Wyndham Grand Rio Mar hotel in Río Grande for shooting and killing a dog, was released on bail police said Monday.

According to the authorities’ investigation, Zaveri was playing golf when a dog touched the ball he was using and the man allegedly fired at the dog, more than once, killing it.

Zaveri was detained by agent Federico Esquilín, from the Río Grande barracks, at around 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, on charges of cruelty to animals.

On Sunday he was brought before Judge José Caballero López, who after hearing the evidence determined cause, setting a global bond of $ 60,000, which Zaveri provided with a private surety company.

Zaveri’s passport and driver’s license were withheld. He is released under electronic supervision.

The preliminary hearing in the case was scheduled for Wednesday, May 19.

On Saturday afternoon, authorities were alerted to the incident through the 9-1-1 Emergency System.

Zaveri was arrested with a Glock model 26-caliber 9-millimeter pistol, which was the one he allegedly used to kill the dog.

In his account on the social network Twitter, Zaveri, an insurance entrepreneur and advisor, indicates that he is 60 years old and was born in Mumbai, India.

In 1969 he settled in New York and in 2015 moved to Puerto Rico.

On his website, meanwhile, Zaveri notes that he has 40 years of experience in sales and administration, highlighting the insurance area.

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