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My objective is to create a radius search tools using Leaflet API. It will behave like how many POIs within the radius from a given point. Any tutorial or any blog forum link will be helpful to me. Thanks

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Please check following link… – Sunil Feb 7 '13 at 6:31
sounds like server side stuff. GeoServer has DWITHIN( Expression , Expression , distance , units ). – geomajor56 Feb 7 '13 at 12:46

Here is a bounding box example, it uses Rtrees which are pretty efficient so you may have better luck filtering out the corners of the Rtree bounding box then doing a straight up radius search.

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